There are lots of hurting people in the world. I spent some time listening to a woman who is dealing with the impact of mental illness in her family, including threats and completed suicide.
We had a couple of people at the hospital today, and both are very difficult situations.
Then I received a text alerting me about the events in Boston. I grieve. With all the pain, I wish we could learn to have compassion for one another. We are living in a society that promotes and celebrates hatred. Those who are different are seen as the enemy. We can show compassion for those who are hurting without fanning the flames of hatred. That is my prayer, that we discover the power of compassion for all God's children.