There was bitterness before it even began, and bitterness follows it. Whatever we think of the results, now we are a nation in need of healing. We have to come together. We need insight, we need a truer sense of justice, we need to learn mercy.
A prayer adapted from Moses’ prayer for his ailing sister, Miriam, in Numbers 12:13:
El na, refah na lanu!
Please, God, please heal us!