Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Boston Marathon bombing

Our thought and prayers are with the people of Boston and the visiting tourists, all the people who were injured or lost loved ones at the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday.

This man, Carlos Arredondo, lost his son in Iraq, and leaped over a security fence to help some of the victims in Boston. In another photo he seems to be clamping the artery shut on a man who had lost both of his legs at the knee and was being rushed away in a wheelchair, helping to save the man's life. 

In the midst of this cowardice and depravity, it is important to see the essence of human decency and courage shining through. The fact that numerous people ran toward the blast to help says more about us than whatever message the bomber or bombers were trying to impart.

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