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December 30, 2004

Hard to grasp

One's mind has difficult getting itself around the magnitude of the disaster in the wake of the tsunami. With a death toll continuing to rise, and forecast beyond 100,000 - not accounting for the many more who will die from disease as a result of the collapse of infrastructure, this a numbness hard to shake.
There is, underneath the numbers, an immeasurable volume of human pain. Who can understand? Yet, somehow, God is present in the midst...
Our Sunday night reflection on the Slaughter of the Innocents in the Gospel Birth Narratives holds a new poignancy. Image of the Week provides a doorway into this reflection.

Posted by gary at December 30, 2004 10:26 PM


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