Today we are reminded again that we can focus on those things that are awful or those things that are uplifting. We can allow evil to triumph or we can fight back by embracing the best parts of our nature by assisting those who need us the most, in spite of our fear.
Today in Boston, as we do every time there is a tragedy, as we do every time we reach our hand out to help someone in need, we acted in the interest of goodness. We stated…yet again…that one of our core values is love and support, help and care.
It is also justice, to be sure, but at our core…we are about compassion. When we see someone in need, we go to their aid.