As yet we can’t answer these questions. We can speculate, we can throw opinions around, we can even condemn but right now, at this moment, we really know very little.
What we do know is that hundreds of runners participating in the Boston Marathon continued to run to the Mass General Hospital to give blood to the victims.
What we do know is that hundreds of home owners and renters in the Boston area quickly offered beds, rooms and comfort to strangers in need.
What we do know is that first responders rushed to the scene immediately to aid the injured, without any knowledge of another bomb or explosion and at an enormous risk to their own lives.
What we do know is that local restaurants and hotels opened their doors and provided services without expectation of payment.
What we do know is that a nation came together to express concern, offer support, comfort strangers and more importantly be there for the victims, their families and loved ones.
What we do know is that no matter the reason, no matter who is behind this attack, no matter what their intent was, we as a nation, as a world of life loving people immediately came to the aid of those that needed us.
Together as a peace loving populous all over the world, rather than question the who’s or why’s, we answered the attack on Boston with more important questions. What can we do to help? How can we help? Where can we help?
The who’s and why’s will be answered in time. It’s the What’s, How’s and Where’s that are courageously being answered now.
Pride can be a terrible thing but having pride in humanity when it answers to the right questions, is glorious.