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Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Crime, Disasters, Featured | 7 comments

The Boston Massacre: Bless Those Who Run Toward

the blessedboston massacreAnd it is a massacre, of the photos I’ve seen. A massacre. This photo and the second one, are two of the least horrible, though blood is everywhere. Other photos are just unseeable… through tears. I wont even run the photos of the other injured children. Scrapnel [and bomb percussion] not only penetrates heads and hearts, it break bones, shatters bones, severs limbs. Neither will I put up sound files, the terror in the thousands of people in the midst of the explosions is so shrill and so sustained in cries and screams it rips your heart out.

So too in blessing at this massacre, there are the helpers. The blessed helpers.

Ever bless those who run toward those injured and dying,as those who must in fear of their lives, run away.

Bless those who run toward.

It is a day for running

running of many kinds

May all be helped and may people via cell and internet and face-to-face, find their missing loved ones as soon as possible.

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  • ordinarysparrow

    For sure bless the first responders that are responding to this…

    Scanner of Boston Police, Firefighters, and EMS

  • Today

    I agree. We appreciate what they do. I wish all of those involved the best.

  • ordinarysparrow

    Sharing this from Andrew Sullivan’s blog, The Dish… for it’s sentiment is reflective of your words of those those that run towards…

    “I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths. But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. … This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.

    But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago,” – Patton Oswalt.

  • Agreed. Amen.

  • petew

    Those who run towards the dying and the area of the blast, represent the finest and most noble qualities of responders in Boston, and everywhere in the world.

    This is reminiscent of the brave and dedicated police and firemen in New York city who ran towards the 2nd world trade tower, even after they saw the first one collapse horribly. When you ask first responders and people who run towards the fray, why they do it, and where their courage comes from, they usually respond simply by saying, “That’s what we do.”

    Some of my family members have commented about how easy it would be to run away in panic, and how amazing is the fact that many first responders show such courage during any disaster like this. Theirs often becomes the absolute sacrifice of laying their lives down for another—the greatest type of love possible, and the epitome of everything good in mankind!

  • zephyr

    Ditto. And thanks sparrow for the Oswalt quote.

  • ShannonLeee

    their bravery is compounded by the fact that these are all trained first responders that know terrorists like to set off secondary bombs just for them.

    they were effectively running towards a loaded gun.

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