The Syro-Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul
confirmed the destruction by militants of
“The Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant”
terrorist organization of a number of
Christian shrines of the city.
Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches. - Revelation 2:7
From today's first reading at Mass.
“Nineveh is destroyed; who can pity her?The Gospel.
Where can one find any to console her?”
Jesus said to his disciples,“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,take up his cross, and follow me.For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.What profit would there be for one to gain the whole worldand forfeit his life?
Or what can one give in exchange for his life?
Often the sacred words of the daily readings at Mass seem to have a particularly prophetic effect for me.
The complete Mass readings may be found here.
UPDATE: Frank Weathers noticed the parallels as well. Check it out here.
Happy feast of St. Dominic.