Paris itself represents the timeless values of human progress.
Those who think that they can terrorize the people of France or the values that they stand for are wrong.
~President Barack Obama
Paris has long been my ideal. While I concede that my love for Paris is romantic, mine is not a postcard passion prompted by landmarks or lovers or croissants. It is true love, borne of reverence and gratitude for liberty pledged to tolerance and humane consciousness.
I pray for the victims and for the families of the victims of the November 13 Paris terror attacks. I pray for all of the people of Paris, for Paris itself. May the city cling to its humanity and remain a lodestar to all seeking hearts.
Lord, draw near. Amen.
“Paris” by Thomas McGowan is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.