It is so hard to hold two contrasting truths at the same time.
The suffering of Hiroshima was horrible, and the Bomb and its possible use has been a scourge on humanity ever since, hovering in the background of nightmares.
It is hard, but it is possible, to mourn the terrible consequences of a thing that was rightly done. Indeed, I believe that if we are not to loose our humanity in the hurly burly of life, it is necessary to mourn the terrible consequences even of things rightly done.
Today is Hiroshima Day. With the now rebuilt city of Hiroshima, we must pray for peace.