Turn off the TV….

I enjoy having the TV on…

I often watch the news a couple different times in a day….

But tonight I felt compelled to turn off the TV and to pray….

The tragedy at the Boston Marathon feels intense….

The idea that there may be more bombs feels haunting….

The warning to stay inside and away from crowds feels full of uncertainty….

I can feel my anxiety rising as I think about all that unfolded today…

The images, the sound, the sirens….

I can’t imagine being there or knowing it was happening in my own city….

I am reminded that things like this happen every day…

I heard them reference often how the scene resembled a war zone….

And so I am reminded how easy it is to get lost in the media reports, the updates, the anxiety and the fear…

I found tonight it was better for me to turn off the TV…..

And to pray….