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In Light

In light of what happened in France, I had wanted to write something profound on my blog this week, but I couldn’t think of something. I mean, what is the compassionate thing to say in times like these that won’t be considered politically incorrect? I even wrote a long post and then trashed it, because it sounded preachy.

After deleting it, the only thing that came to mind was a line from my favorite song of all time, “…… if I claim to be a wise man, it surely means that I don’t know.”

I searched the web for something profound and found nothing that would directly reference what happened. But, I did find words of comfort and compassion, which I’ve shared below. In the mean time, I’m envisioning the world bathed in light … a light that envelops us all in goodness so bright that it burns out all evil.


If you have any profound words in mind, or that you’ve read, feel free to share them in the comments.



17 thoughts on “In Light”

  1. I do not think there are any words to soothe the families, our nations, or our global world.
    Evil is all around us and has always been so, however now more than ever in the past. History points to many atrocities; we did not live through many of those. Our time has come and your thought of bathing all of us in shining light is as worthy as any words anyone could say. It is in our actions to help each other that counts. Thank you for your thoughtful actions and post.

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    1. The brutality they have shown is certainly merciless. There are no words to express the deep sorrow of what our world has (only just begun) to go through.


    1. Too bad there isn’t a way for all of the light to gather together and burnt out the darkness. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Susan.


    1. Sometimes saying we don’t know what to say is the most honest thing to say. Although, there is so much rattling around in my head that I can’t even put it into words properly. Bathing the world in light is the simplest thing I could think of … sigh. Thanks for the nice comment, Carrie.

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  2. I know! It’s hard to come up with the right words. There are so many things I want to say. It would take a book. Sorrow! Sorrow for the French, for the innocent victims everywhere, for all of us that the world has come to this state….

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