View from the Churchyard

a neighborhood church – at watch and prayer…

Living Water(town)

 

See the big yellow banner? That’s our church’s front yard. See the orange barriers? That blocks off the scene of the apprehension of suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon bombing. See the crowd of people dressed in black? Those are FBI crime scene evidence specialists. What a view.

Who would have “thunk it”? Right here in Watertown, right here in our neighborhood, a major crime drama came to a head. I spent most of today inside our church, talking with and praying with residents of Watertown who had “sheltered in place” on Friday — people who had been awakened to gunfire, had police search their backyards, tried to explain the whole thing to their children without scaring the be-jeezus out of them.

I know there’s been a lot written about the “spirit of Boston.” Certainly on facebook you can find meme after meme declaring that we’re wicked strong around…

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