I'm not going to post a card tonight because today has been sad on a national level and a personal level, and frustrating, too. Posting my cheerful card seems indecent and inappropriate when the parents of an 8-year-old are mourning, when three whole families in Boston are mourning and countless others are eaten up with worry and fear.
My heart is in Boston right now. My heart is with my friend whose mother died today in New Hampshire. So much sadness, so much suddenness, so much horror, so many unanswered questions.
Tonight is a night for prayers of comfort, of peace, of love and mercy and justice.
God's grace and peace be with us all.