"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?
"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."