I remember exactly where I was when the first plane hit the world trade center on 9.11. That moment will be forever etched in my memory. I imagine that the heinous acts of terror that went down Monday at the Boston Marathon will hold a similar place in my memory. In the wake of this tragedy, I pray for the victims, the first responders, and our nation that we may heal and come together for peace.
It’s hard not to be scared, but I am comforted by our police, military men and women, and citizens who seem to be more aware of their surroundings and acting upon suspicious activities. I think the LA Police Chief said it best. “I’m not in the business of hoping for the best. I’m in the business of preparing for the worst.”