In the wake of a week of terror in the city of Boston comes the defiant cry, "We are Boston Strong." The Los Angles Times ran the headline, "Boston Strong: A proud city shines through its pain."   Certainly the Boston Marathon bombing was a horrible tragedy that touched each of our hearts. All of America mourns with the victims, as we struggle to understand the senseless nature of acts of terror. 

And yet in the rubble grow the flowers of strength and faith.  We grieve, we mourn, and then we get up and fight back.  It's the way we go on with our lives. We rejoice in the goodness we find in those around us who rush into the breach to help others. Always, we refuse to let the darkness overwhelm us. Instead we choose faith.