Advent, Week One

This week, we ponder in horror and deep sadness all those involved in the shootings in San Bernardino: those killed and their grieving families and friends, the wounded, the assailants, the police, the heartless dealers in illegal gun sales. For these, and for all victims of violence everywhere, let us pray that this Advent season of 2015 will see a tangible realization of the promise of our true Prince of Peace.

…peace I give to you,
my own peace I give you.
Do not let your heats be troubled
and do not be afraid,