Perhaps we who live in such a tight-knit and sports-minded small city are uniquely called to pray tonight. "Brazilian football is in mourning," said Pelé, Brazil's most famous soccer star. "It is such a tragic loss." The team tweeted after the crash, in Portuguese of course, that they want their "warriors" to be remembered joyfully.
Even those who deny God have something in them that cries out for fairness and goodness, and tolerance. These are all qualities of the Creator of mankind who, once again, made us in His image.