It reminds me of what the Bishop of Maradi said a few years ago after rioters set fire to nearly every single church in Niger: “They set fire to our churches, but our hearts are still ablaze with love for them. Christian or Muslim—God wishes good fortune for all people.”
So. Once again, as Pope Francis said today: "Do not be afraid to love everyone, friends and enemies alike, because the strength and treasure of the believer lies in a life of love!" - VR
"Consider God's charity.
Where else have we ever seen someone
who has been offended
voluntarily paying out his life
for those who have offended him?"
- St. Catherine