When a horrific attack occurs anywhere in the world we all react. And we all suffer. The reactions of our hearts, minds and souls are many and sometimes jumbled.
We are stunned. We are shocked.
We feel sorrow for those who have lost their lives and those injured.
We feel angry at those who would perpetrate such a barbaric act.
We desire vengeance. And in our better moments we seek justice instead.
We feel afraid, for we know that we are not immune to such acts here in Massachusetts.
We feel helpless in the face of such hatred and violence.
And every one of these reactions is a normal reaction to such a horrible series of events.
Still, we are not helpless.
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