Monday, 15 April 2013

L is for Love in Times of Distress

L is for Love in Times of Distress

What on earth happened? Why on earth would this happen? What is the world coming to? What was going through your heads? Why? Why? Why?
They train for months and months, dedicating time and effort, and push themselves to their limits so that they are at peak performance for the big day. They prepare themselves both physically and mentally for the event, so that they have the endurance to make it through to the end.
They work hard raising funds for charities, devoting themselves to supporting worthy causes, and they run in dedication of others.
And what do you do? Set off two explosions at the end of the race. You kill and injure people who have dedicated their themselves to doing making the world a better place, and to doing something amazing.
It takes months and months of organisation, of many many people making sure the day will be a success. It takes time, effort, organisation and dedication. Then you go and ruin it.
You create a catastrophe. And who picks up the pieces? The emergency services. Caring, dedicated, innocent people who devote everything to saving lives and helping others. They risk their lives and dedicate everything they can to helping the innocent victims.
Do you understand that everyone who suffers because of your actions is doing something great to help others? They are all caring, loving, dedicated, selfless people who really are doing something amazing in the world. Why would you want to create such destruction in these people's lives? Why?
Why is peace so impossible? Why would you intentionally create such damage and destruction instead of intentionally trying to create peace and love? How can you be so cruel? Where is your conscience, and your empathy for others?
Please, please, please realise that intentionally harming innocent people is not the answer to peace and love in the world. Violence and destruction breeds violence and destruction. Love and peace breeds love and peace. 


  1. I agree, such a senseless act of violence. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. I saw a few places on facebook today a little quote from Mr. Rogers. He told how when he was little and horrible things would be shown on television, his mother always told him to look for the people helping others. She said in tragedy, there will always be those helping others.
    She was right.They were there!!!
    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  2. Thank you for writing about this. I was going crazy watching it on the news, and had to get to commenting to take my mind off it. My thoughts are with the victims and their families.

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  3. Sadly, there are those who don't want peace and love. They want violence and destruction. :( They got what they wanted.
    But we cannot give them all they want. We WON'T cower in FEAR.
    We give NO power to fear.