Innocence Lost – Terror at the Boston Marathon 2013

You will all no doubt be aware of the dreadful turn of events which overtook the Boston Marathon of 2013. What should have been a joyous and memorable occasion for athletes of many colours and creeds was marred by the heinous acts of as yet unknown perpetrators who visited their worst on those in pursuit of their best.

Several of this club’s members were entrants in Boston and I’m glad to report that all are safe and well albeit certainly traumatised by the events of the day. There can be no ambiguity or equivocation on occasions such as these. The taking of innocent civilian life can never be justified under any circumstances. Such actions leave only a legacy of shattered dreams and broken lives. We at St. Finbarr’s A.C. offer our heartfelt condolences for the dead and injured, and for their grieving families and friends.

Eight-year-old Martin Richard killed in Boston bombings

And the King will answer and say to them,
 ‘Assuredly, I say to you,
inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren,
you did it to Me.