The recent terror bombings that killed nearly 200 people and wounded about 1,400 more in Madrid is a devastatingly tragic and shocking event. It's amazing, and not in the good way, that these acts of horror have to remind us of the constant presence of hate in the world. But despite the presence of hate in the world, we should always, ALWAYS keep a place for hope. HOPE is what will keep the good in humanity alive and hope will never allow the fear terrorists wish to gain from their acts. For now we must keep our thoughts and prayer with the people of Spain and anyone in the world who is suffering the acts of hate; not just by acts of terror but acts of hate in their countries, towns and homes. We have to hope in the goodness in humanity. It is a huge leap but none the less, not impossible. If you ever doubt humanity, then take a look at this photo of millions of Spaniards filling the streets of Madrid, silently protesting the acts of terror, know that you are not alone in striving for hope. We must hope and strive for a better world.
"Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must ever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force." Martin Luther King, Jr.