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I re-read this this morning. Somehow it applies to the situation in London. The bombs were horrible. A sin. Yet if we set on revenge and punishment, we lose the heart of Christ.

I wish being a Christian were easier. Forgiving - not forgetting - is the hardest thing I know.

The heretic

Kind of funny how being "Christian" suddenly becomes inconvinient when it gets in the place of something we want to say or do.


I understand those feelings, too. But it always strikes me that we humans don't get all that angry about evil and violation until we become the recipients of it. Surely your co-worker had heard of other people having computers stolen, but never had the same visceral reaction.

Neal W.

Beautiful prayer. Amen.


For some reason the quote attributed to Chesterton comes to mind: “Christianity has not been tried and found false, but Christianity has been found difficult and not tried." Another version I heard has "Christianity has not been tried and found wanting..."

Either way, it is too often true of those of us who call ourselves Christian.

In Camelot, the villainous Mordred sings a wonderful ditty called The Seven Deadly Virtues, but a couple of lines often apply to those of us who think we are virtuous:
"You'll never find a virtue unstatusing my quo
Or making my Beelzebubble burst..."

Unstatusing my quo seems to be the ultimate evil for us at times...


May the Lord visit Gitmo and our prisons and the Irans and North Koreas of the world.And may we never make a peace in our time with evil.


There is a sadness about his words; something that speaks to the idea of seeing but not perceiving, hearing but not listening. It seems the fate of many is wrapped in the appearance rather than the substance of faith.

Personal events are violating, angering, disillusioning, upsetting, but one should not confuse prayer with a personal event for it always includes the Other, and to such we must be attentive to what we hear and perceive

grace and peace


what a shame. it reminds me of our conversation of recent. how do we react in times like these?

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