When I hear a child scream or cry at Mass ... I'm reminded of the suffering of children ... and now especially those massacred by ISIS and today, the Taliban ...
And I pray.
I pray today for the victims of the atrocious killing in Pakistan. On this, the first day of the novena for Christmas.
"A voice is heard in Ramah,
weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children
and refusing to be comforted,
because they are no more."