Forum, August 2016

Bombs and tears I am watching the horror unfold, again, in Belgium: the twisted, smoking wreckage, glass and tile crunching under the feet of the fleeing survivors. The morning I write this, the terrorists are announcing their responsibility and claiming victory. As a reporter speaks from near the bombed subway line, I notice rain has begun to rinse the chalked messages of peace and solidarity from the pavement. I wonder to myself if these raindrops are the Creator’s tears. How do we come to peace or understanding about such cruelty, such evil🔒

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