Prayers for Boston Marathon Victims | By Bishop Grant J. Hagiya
Our hearts and prayers go out to those harmed at the Boston Marathon, and to the families who have lost loved ones in such senseless violence.
It is important for us to focus our prayers for healing and strength for the survivors, and not on blind retribution and anger. Violence begets violence, and it is important for us to show restraint and patience in finding out the perpetrators of such mindless action.
Let us not jump to uninformed conclusions before we know more of the evidence in this case. I am sure that justice will prevail, but let us show restraint before we know who is ultimately responsible. In the meantime, let us focus on prayers of healing for the survivors, and comfort for the bereaved.
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