I was going to write a post today about my silly TV addictions but then yesterday afternoon I started hearing about explosions at the Boston Marathon. I turned on the TV and there was the footage of the explosions, of people running everywhere and blood covering the ground.
I prayed for those people and their families. Here in California, although we are on the other side of the country, it didn't feel like it. I’m not feeling very silly today. I’m sad at that someone would set out to injure and kill people they don’t even know.
I was encouraged however to see how many people helped. Runners who kept running to the hospital to donate blood, people carrying the injured away from the area of the explosion, people going towards the danger to help without a thought to their own safety and a woman who dropped to her knees right in the middle of it to pray.
I write here about heroes fictional and otherwise. These people, they are the real heroes of our lifetime. Not the people we idolize on TV and in movies. These people are the real thing folks. Blessings to you all for your bravery and for proving good really does come out of bad.