The tragedy in Boston is horrific. The raw images and video graphic. The city, and the country, filled with pain as we hear reports of death and scores severely wounded. We pray for the families and for the survivors.
In our grief, one calming voice returned to offer comfort. Fred Rogers, famed neighborhood friend from PBS often talked to children about dealing with challenges. His quote below was posted and went viral on the social media yesterday afternoon.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers–so many caring people in this world.”