Friday, November 20, 2015

In Prayerful Solidarity with the People of France, Syria, Mali and All Victims and Survivors of Terrorism in our World

St. Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine
Let us stand in solidarity at the crosses of all those who are suffering and weeping today.
 God is always faithful. God's love is pouring out on all  in the midst of pain, suffering, violence, loss and evil in our world. 
Elizabeth Johnson, a prominent Catholic theologian, writes:"Christian faith believes that evil does not checkmate God's compassionate and loving power. Rather God's victory ...shows itself in Jesus' resurrection from the dead. Through the proclamation of  the crucified Jesus, the Living One, a future is offered to all those who come to grief even though suffering remains intractable."
Let us remember the people of France, Syria, Mali, and all those who have died from torture, violence and terror. 
Let us hold each person in God's heart of compassion as we cry out in the darkness.
Let us continue to work for peace, justice and equality  in our world, conscious that nothing is impossible with God, and that God works through us each day to make our world a better place. We are God's hands and feet. 
Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org

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