Imagine running 26 miles and 385 yards only to find that some type of terrorist laid a trap. With the finish line in sight, several huge explosions destroy the lives of innocent people. The pain and hardships of these senseless acts of brutality are unmeasurable.
Of course, our first response is typically sympathy – while our prayers fill the Heavens.
Then speculation begins. We decipher the clues left. (OK we don’t decipher anything – the smart people in black suits do.) We listen to the news.
Yet in hard times, we need to learn how to respond emotionally. To deal with fear, anger and the other ugly but necessary feelings that emerge out of the chaotic hurtful actions of a few.