We were all waiting, holding our breaths. We were praying the murderous evil that is running amok in the world today had stopped at hostage-taking. It apparently is not to be. So we begin the process of grief.
At the same time we begin the process of retaining our own humanity and civility in the face of this monstrous evil. Everything in you screams to hate and kill it….but then it has won. All you can do is strive to rise above it and pray for the strength to leave it beneath the wheels of justice.
My heart goes out to the friends and family of those who perished. Sending a cyber-hug to each of them.