Today, and every day, I remember those who seek light in the very midst of darkness;
I remember those who work for a just though difficult peace when others have settled for a war as a default option;
I remember those who know that love is more enduring and divine than apathy.
I remember the victims in the United States, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Palestine/Israel, in Syria, in Sub-Saharan Africa, and all over this small small planet.
I remember the pain that entered this planet on this day, and I vow to be a small part of not perpetuating this pain.
May the God of All-Comfort and All-Healing bring healing to all those whose hearts are and remain inconsolable.
May our remembrance on this day, and every day, be a step towards healing the wounds of this world.