I just got a quick email from my cousin letting us know her son who lives in Boston is alright. Confused, I went to the computer and heard about the bombs exploding near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
My immediate thought was relief for my cousin's son on the heels of despair for those who did not get such a report. I turned to prayer. It is my tool for fortification and engages my trust in all that is good - all that comes from God.
God is pure Love, immediate Truth, calming Spirit and orderly Principle. So where was God when this happened? God's law of harmony is still operating. This incident – by anyone's definition – is a mistake, a fatal and tragic mistake. It is not the defining moment for this race that celebrates all that is noble and enduring. It is not the turning point for mankind. It is not the end of all that is noble and enduring. It is cowardice, ignorance and arrogance. A mistake that needs correcting.
My prayer turns to affirm all that is progressive, productive, heroic and lasting. This prayer and others like it, will never be stopped. Those involved in the rescue efforts, those involved in comforting and healing those who have been injured and are grieving, and those who are, like me, affirming what stands strong in the face of such a display will never be stopped.
I continue to trust in the power of Mind, intelligence, to lead us into finding solutions for safety and in the power of Love, peace to find its way once again into broken hearts. Acts of violence will end. Prayer and affirmation of all that is good will not.
And so we run with patience and pray with conviction and put aside the fear and anger that would distract us from seeking true justice, finding effective security and embracing humanity with a healing and comforting love.
St. Paul wrote, “Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us;” that is, let us put aside material self and sense, and seek the divine Principle and Science of all healing. (from SH 20:27)
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016