Monday, April 15

A Request from the Innkeeper On This Day of Senseless Tragedy ......4/15/13

Image: Serenity
      Here, it happened again, to our beloved country.   A few months ago it transpired in Newtown, Connecticut.  Late tonight, I read about the horrible event in Boston,  Massachusetts.


      I just got in from work.  Earlier, I visited two different friends in San Leandro, from 6:00-9:30 p.m., arriving home at 10:00 p.m.  On a whim, I checked the online news.  I don't have a TV.  And there it was, the sad, shocking news.

       I'm sure I speak for many, there is a collective anguish we Americans have for our fellow countrymen, our Bostonian brethren and any visitors harmed---physically or otherwise---by the bomb blasts this historic city on the East Coast suffered today.

       This is not a day for gratitude.  Tomorrow, perhaps.  In times like these, my only response is prayer.  God is still on the throne and He continues to answer our petitions.  Would you like to join me?  I'd be honored, if you would.
       Dear Lord, 
       We ask you to comfort those harmed by today's explosions in Boston.  We petition you to calm, with your loving Presence, those suffering----families, and loved one's grieving for those harmed or killed by this disturbing, outrageous act of violence. 
       We don't understand, but you know the culprits.  We ask for these actions to stop that violate the dignity for life and well-being that all humans deserve. 
       Be with the medical staff attending to the many injured.  May they be instruments of your healing Power.   
      Still the savage beasts of hatred that dwell within the breasts of those who perpetrated this event.  We ask for justice----that those who have caused harm are found out and held accountable. 
       Guide the national resources being applied to this tragedy.  Be with the detectives, police, our politicians, the civic and spiritual leaders of this region as we turn to You for direction, the restoration of the peace and the harmony we seek. 
        In Your name we pray.  Amen. 

       If your heart resonates with this prayer, would it be possible for you to join me by simply placing an "Amen" in the comments section?    It's just a request.  Wonders happen, when hearts are knitted in agreement through prayer.

       As for me, I agree with Dr. Frankl.  I commit my life to contributing towards peace, not only peace between people, but within ourselves.  When we have that, we have compassion towards others, not judgment.  Compassion prevents the useless waste of life through murder----a result that can happen when our hearts are filled with hatred and bitterness.


Optimistic Existentialist said...

Well said Pablo. Well said. You have a kind heart my friend.

Carl H said...

Dear Innkeeper,

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and your heart-felt prayer...Amen.

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