Each of us has something to say, something to share. Each week, a reflection will be posted that focuses on the Scriptures of the upcoming Sunday. We hope these reflections will be a meaningful way to help us prepare to receive the Word of God at Mass each weekend, and to engage with the Word more fully in our lives.
Mercifully grant peace in our days. Through your help may we be freed from present distress. Have mercy on women and children homeless in foul weather, ranting like bees among gutted barns and stiles. Have mercy on those (like us) clinging one to another under fire, terror on terror, grapes the grape shot strikes. Have mercy on the dead, befouled, trodden like snow in hedges and thickets. Have mercy, dead man, whose grandiose gentle hope died on the wing, whose body stood like a tree between strike and fall, stood like a cripple on his wooden crutch. We cry: Halt! We cry: Password! Dishonored heart, remember and remind, the open sesame: From there to here, from innocence to us: Hiroshima, Dresden, Guernica, Selma, Sharpeville, Coventry, Dachau. Into our history, Pass! Seed hope. Flower peace.