Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the victims and families of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. We stand with you. May peace prevail and may your hearts be healed.
After several moments of shock and silence on Friday evening, it finally registered within my consciousness, a nightmare in reality – the City of Lights, the City of Love, had been attacked by terrorists – the most heinous massacre of Parisians since World War II. We Americans, never the same since 9/11/01, know the pain of mass tragedy and the palpable fear for safety all too well.
Such acts of hatred are chilling to the marrow.
How could any living person commit such devastating, evil acts against another human being? What’s more, the people shot, injured and killed – they were eating dinner, enjoying a rock concert, watching a football match, sharing their Friday night with each other. This attack was symbolic of war with a capital W on the very essence of the pursuit of happiness, the pursuit of France’s, and the Western world’s, hopes and dreams, sending the country, and the world, into mental and emotional chaos.
Is Everyone OK?