"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.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

"Blood will flow in the streets."

"Blood will flow in the streets."  That was a prophecy I often heard over the years, from this seer, that apparition or that locutionist.  I always associated the bloodshed with revolution - specifically Communist revolution - and war.  For some reason, I never thought of it in terms of terrorism - such as what happened in the Patriot's Day Bombing.  Blood was all over the sidewalk and street - it flowed in the street that day. 

When these things happen, human nature seeks a way to make sense of it, we grasp at all sorts of explanations as to motive - who perpetrated the crime - why?  We need to make sense of it for ourselves.  Catholics usually look to heaven to understand why.  Many wonder if God gave us a warning we may have missed or ignored?  Were the prophecies we heard speaking about what is happening in our time?

I wonder...

"When you seek first his kingdom, all else is given you beside. Listen to his voice, speaking in your heart and do what he says."

1 comment:

  1. Interesting insight, Terry. I hadn't thought of the apocryphal aspect of these things. But it does remind me of the scripture passage, "If you sow the wind, you reap the whirlwind." Unfortunately, the whirlwind is no respecter of persons. The innocent (like that little 8-year-old) are often among the fallen. Lord Jesus, have mercy on us.


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