My wife and I do not turn on the TV much during the day. When I do, I am usually watching TV reruns, until it is time for the evening news. So yesterday, I was shocked when I saw the breaking news on WCVB TV, Channel 5, about the terrorist attacks throughout the city of Paris, France.
I know the scientific research is out there explaining it, but I still cannot understand why a human person can inflict so much pain, so much suffering, on another person. How individuals can turn the great religions of humanity, faiths that teach peace, tolerance, charity, and mercy; and use them as the reason for slaughtering so many innocent men, women, children, and themselves!
In the face of so much evil, so much suffering, so much death; you cannot blame someone losing their faith in a merciful God. As bad as things are in the world, as much as I may, at times, give in to despair; I cannot abandon my faith in God, nor my love for my Creator. The Father sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to show us the path to true peace. God the Son, came into the world, so that by his death and Resurrection, we are freed from the fear of suffering and death. That does not mean that we will not encounter suffering. That does not mean we will not continue to experience death, of loved ones, and our own. But God has shown us that there is a sunrise to defeat the darkness, that life, transformed and glorified, does exist. That there is hope.
“The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace.” (Wisdom 3: 1-3)
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Thank you for this posting. I was praying yesterday that you would post . The cruelty and heartache makes me more passionate about who our God revealed in Jesus Christ is. We are to be people with RESURRECTION LIFE (that thought has prompted my post for this week). Brother, all the sins perpetrated by the Church through the centuries must now be laid aside. Jesus Christ alone is the great I AM of history. There is only ONE Holy and righteous God. Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In a tragic and broken world this must be our powerful truth. Forgiveness and Divine Love in the face of it all. We must be more in Christ than we have ever been before. Church arise and be the HOLY BRIDE. . Bless you and thanks.