This morning you may read a lot of stories about Fear. Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Neighbors and Friends waking up to the Monday morning when they must walk forward out of the sorrow and go to work, drop off their kids and let go. Instead I want to remind you of courage.
Not the courage that we read about from the acts of Friday morning, that sort of courage not many of us will have to face in ourselves in our lifetime. I mean the courage of the everyday, the will to wake up to face whatever comes, the bravery to step into the unknown future.
Let the families of the lost mourn and let us find the courage in ourselves to let go of the fear. Let us not all be bound to it, but find some strength in ourselves to understand that we must hold each other up and walk out of the shadow in our hearts towards the morning. They do not need us to remind them of what they lost, nor to memorialize what is stained on their hearts forever. The best thing that we can do for those families, ourselves and for our country is to find the courage to move forward.