It’s easy to watch events like those that unfolded today and say “the world is crap”. It’s not only easy, it’s natural, and in some ways accurate. But I take a different view, and not because I am naïve, or oblivious, or blind. I think days like today show the true beauty of the human spirit.
Did you watch the video of the explosion? Did you see the way people reacted? Sure, some ran away, and I don’t blame them. But how about all the people who ran toward the explosion? And I’m not just talking about the cops; did you see the volunteers, the fellow runners, the spectators? They all ran as fast as they could to aid the wounded.
That is a truly beautiful thing. Imagine the courage, the love for fellow man it must take to be faced with a situation like that and choose to run toward the danger.
Earlier today I put this on Facebook, it’s received quite a response: Read more…