Sunday, April 21, 2013
Sunday Faith Blog
This isn't really much about faith but it's been on my mind and I thought I'd discuss it here today.
I think the Interfaith service commemorating the Boston tragedy was held too early.
I hear the media talking about "starting the healing process now" and I think that's a mile too early.
I think Americans are afraid to grieve and I think that's very, very unhealthy. I think it's like putting a lid on a boiling pot and being surprised when it finally overflows. Let the water boil, let the tears come, don't be afraid of feeling bad; feeling bad is normal. It's almost as if we've been led to believe normal isn't good if it hurts. The dead deserve our grief. The maimed deserve our sadness for them.
There will be a time in the near future for all to join in a service in Boston where people can remember and memorialize, once the dust has settled and the private grieving is settling in.
Meanwhile, pray for Sean Collier's family, the 26 year old cop who was murdered. Pray for Donohue, the cop who's trying to recover and for his family. Pray for the Chinese family who lost their precious daughter. Pray for the dad who brought his family to cheer him on and lost his 8 year old beloved son. Pray for the young man with legs now missing beneath his knees and so many others who died or were maimed for life.
And pray for yourself. This hit not only those mentioned above and not only the city of Boston, but it hit all Americans who love this country and those of us old enough to remember when it didn't occur to us to think such terrible things could happen to innocent people on a beautiful day watching a Marathon.
Be good to yourself....get your mind on happy, beautiful things.
".........he maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he restoreth my soul." 23rd Psalm
Find your metaphorical pasture.......Amen.
Posted by Z at 12:00 AM