"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Tuesday, November 02, 2010
If I should forget you Jerusalem...
Let my right hand wither...
All Souls day... and the day after the new martyrs of Baghdad.
"By the rivers of Babylon
there we sat and wept,
on the poplars that grew there
we hung up our harps.
O how could we sing
the song of the Lord
on alien soil?
If I forget you, Jerusalem,
let my right hand wither!" - Ps. 137
Three priests among those dead in Baghdad.