"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, May 07, 2016

The Syrian War: 'Worse than ever.'

Courageous priests.


Fr. Ibrahim Alsabagh, O.F.M.
“Never, since the beginning of this terrible war, were things as bad as they are now. I have no words to describe all the suffering I see on a daily basis.”
He described seeing rockets and bombs falling on churches, mosques, schools and hospitals.
“So many houses have been partially or entirely destroyed, and so many people killed or severely injured.
“And when the bombs do stop falling, there is an eerie silence, like in a cemetery. The streets are as though everyone has died.” - Catholic Herald

“When will the world community finally wake up 
and put an end to this new Sarajevo?” - Fr. Ibrahim


I think this is why I can get so impatient with locutionist predictions and Catholic infighting over everything - not to mention the time and money wasted on politicians vying for power and control.

Nations are being annihilated - right now, before our eyes - and we still do nothing. 



4 comments:

  1. "I think this is why I can get so impatient with locutionist predictions and Catholic infighting over everything - not to mention the time and money wasted on politicians vying for power and control."

    And to think that all of the pettiness and self-importance will pass while the Lord of Life lives among his suffering people forever and ever.

    "The mountains are round about, so the Lord is round about his people, henceforth now and forever!"

    Prayers for the brethren who suffer for the sake of the Name and who have given witness in their faith and love of neighbor.

    ReplyDelete
  2. (and we still do nothing)

    Who’s “we”?

    ReplyDelete
  3. Does it annoy anyone else that the persecution of Christians in Syria and other Mideast countries gets so little attention? Yes, nations are being annihilated and religious communities are as well.

    ReplyDelete


Please comment with charity and avoid ad hominem attacks. I exercise the right to delete comments I find inappropriate. If you use your real name there is a better chance your comment will stay put.