Sister, in light of the senseless killing of innocent little ones in CT...perhaps you might write a little about the Holy Innocents?
As our President so aptly stated, "Our hearts are broken."
The Holy Innocents, who gave their lives while Jesus escaped because an angel came to his stepfather in a dream and told Joseph to flee with his family.
Of all the thoughts and tears we've had since this horrific event, the Holy Innocents did not spring to mind for me. But when asked to talk about this incident in the light of some long ago babies that no angels warned, I think about the soldiers who committed the act.
Why did no one say, "No." ? Evil does not exist on its own. It needs perpetrators. Now we have to search our own souls. Do we hold the sword?
As the discussion goes forward about gun laws and people with enormous and dangerous mental problems, we pray for the souls of both the innocents and the killers, for the sweet angels whose lives were taken and for the tortured soul that took them.
Those children are saints in Heaven now. We pray for the soul of the gunman's mother and for the young man that was her son.
And we pray that everyone will put down their swords.