My thoughts are with those suffering the terror attacks last night in Paris. That includes not only the direct victims, but everyone who will feel the pain of this trauma. We should not exclude sympathy for those who committed the acts or those who wake this morning cheering them. Hatred is the source of violence, a confused state in which we think that acting on our hatred will somehow bring a positive result.
In moments like this, we can either try to open our hearts and find
connection in our common humanity, or we can use these events to nurture
the very hatred--the confusion--that led to the attacks in the first
place. May all people, on this day especially, find peace and the source
of peace in their hearts.