It is not the first time Boston has been left feeling unsettled, in the midst of tension of protecting one’s family and self from harm as well as a sense of defiance against fear. Historic Boston is known for a population that standing firmly with strength for what they believe is right. Again, Boston is standing once again, standing for the law enforcement community and standing against fear.
I am a lover of history, and when I think of Boston that is so rich in history, Abigail Adams is one of the first that come to my mind. She wrote letters to her husband, John Adams, and shared with him the experiences that they were going through at the time. She writes of her “heart bursting, and the need to vent with her pen.” Their beloved home was in the center of a conflict.
Abigail wrote of standing on a bluff and watching the conflict below as it occurred. That is a little how I feel watching the news this morning. Not in the immediate conflict, but as an observer who cannot control where the pieces are falling. Prayers go out for the police officer, the victims, and the families and friends who will grieve the loss for the rest of their lives. For though I cannot control how this will play-out, I can pray that God will not only end this without further bloodshed and that the healer will start the healing process.
Heal Boston, mend, and continue to stand strong. You are not standing alone.