4.15.2013

April 15, 2013

White Dog and the rest of the White Dog Army were shocked and horrified early today as events at the Boston Marathon unfolded. Uncomprehending, they asked me for an explanation of how anyone could cause such senseless violence, such evil destruction of their fellow humans, such a soul-emptying act of cowardly hatred. No other animal does that, they said.

It is impossible to directly answer my White Ones. I am often shamed by the unspeakable things my fellows do to each other. It is at these times, I tell them that we must remember that there is more good in the world than evil. We must never forget, though at times like these it is an incredible act of faith to hold on to that belief. But, hope, I tell them, is the most powerful weapon there is...hope and love. With them we CAN create a world that is without anger and hatred and self interest. If we give up on hope and love we are surely lost.

It is not without tears and aching heart for the victims and families and a nation once again thrown into shocked silence that I struggle to focus on the good...the first responders...those in the crowd helping each other...the prayers and unity of good people from all over. It is there that we need to look as we sort through this tragedy.

But still, I tell my precious White Dogs, I, too, wonder

8 comments:

Kari in Alaska said...

Somedays I just dont understand life. Today is one of those days

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

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Marg said...

That was horrible that bombing in Boston. We sure send our prayers out to the people that got hurt. Who knows why these things happen. Hope Nuka is doing all right. Take care.

Ginger Jasper said...

You are so right we must focus on the good and not the evil but we too wonder why.. It is beyond belief and our hearts go out to all involved. Hugs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

A very sad day for our country. But you are right to urge us to stay focused on the good.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Brian said...

Such a sad, sad day and we are just sick with pain in our hearts for everyone in Boston.

Random Felines said...

we don't understand either - but we are thankful for those who are willing to run TOWARD the disaster to help others....

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

We will never understand either. A beautiful song mates. Our thoughts are with everyone involved in Boston. No worries, and LOVE, Stella and Rory