Friday, December 14, 2012

Reflection On Today's Tragedy

From the Ellis Peters novel The Virgin In the Ice:

"Girl, dear, why are you not long ago asleep? Can you not leave anything to us, and beyond us to God?"

"It was God let her die," said Ermina, and shuddered. "They are hers - - I know, I saw! The wimple and the gown, they are Hilaria's. What was God doing when she was befouled and murdered?"

"God was taking note of all," said Cadfael, "and making place beside him for a little saint without spot. Would you wish her back from hence?"

And so let it be for those poor souls who died in gunfire today.


Rev. Paul said...

Well said, my friend.

Old NFO said...

Well said... And thoughts and prayers for those families...