Brothers and sisters:
Rejoice in the Lord always.
I shall say it again: rejoice!
Your kindness should be known to all.
The Lord is near.
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.
Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding
will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7
These words take on added significance in light of the mass killings at Newtown CN on December 14, 2012. Human understanding cannot make any sense of what happened there. And yet our very divine humanness yearns for some kind of understanding, something that makes sense out of the senseless.
Last week before that tragedy I posted the following on Facebook: "Because there is evil in the world does not mean there is no grace. Because there is grace in the world does not mean there is no evil. My challenge is to confront both realities within myself." These words ring more true now than when I wrote them.
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