Yesterday, April 15, 2013, bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon.
Love, we're reaching for you, seeking for you, amid the rubble and blood and horror that swept over us. Love hold us and guide us.When life is denied, when hate and fear claim our lives and take over our hearts, when suffering fragments rejoicing, Love hold us and guide us. Afraid, hurting, wondering what comes next, we seek for our help and our strength. Love hold us and guide us. We do not know where to turn, and reach for everything we have to try and stop what has already happened, to turn back time to before devastation. Love hold us and guide us now and always. Help us hold and support one another, bringing mercy to those in need. Love hold us and guide us now and always. Now Love is needed, to tend the hurting, to give us the courage and strength to reclaim and rebuild our community and to bear the gifts of those lost into our future. Now Love is needed, to bring healing and hope and make both real. Now Love is needed, to reassure our shaken spirits and help us find the way forward where hate cannot triumph, where terror cannot win, where evil cannot take root. Love, we're reaching for you, seeking for you, wondering what comes next, needing our help and our strength. Hold us and guide us, now and always. Amen.