The story of the last days of Jesus on earth tell of the very worst forms of agony any person can endure.
The story also shows, in a very painful way, the most noble way to suffer.
Later, the story happily reveals the glory that awaits those who have been baptized in the fires of life, and have not been found wanting.
Those of you who who are still grieving a childwhose life ended at the hand of another
Those of you still grieving someone you loved dearly whose life ended by their own hand,
Those of you still grieving for someone torn from your life, swiftly or slowly, in such an unbelievable awful and unfair way,
for sure you understand, with your heart, the first five, of the seven high holy days.
Maybe you also (hopefully) grieve deeply for the stranger, for the children who were just killed by sarin gas in the Bombing of the Innocents, in Syria.
About six months ago, a popular young Haitian singer, on leaving the stage after midnight, and getting into his car on Delmas road, was hit, and run over, by a wreckless driver, who then fled the scene.
That Evans is a completely broken young man, in every conceivable sense, is the understatement of the year.Read More