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The Fragile Gift of Life

Yesterday’s shootings cause us to pause and think about the fragile gift of life.

We first pray for the victims of that horrible day, including the shooter. It’s a tragedy to see so many lives lost so suddenly. It is hard to make sense out of something so senseless, but we have faith that God is in charge and He will make all things work out for good.

Trust fully in God and have a greater desire each day never to run away from him
~St. Josemaria Escriva

We also thank God for our own lives (yes, it’s ok to do that in these situations) and the lives of our family and friends. Events such as this remind us of our own mortality and where this life is leading us.

We heard in the Gospel on Sunday, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” (Jn. 20:29) Indeed, we look at the things that are not seen for those things are eternal (2 Corinth 4:18). And we have faith that the sufferings of the present time are nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed to us (Rom. 8:18).

At least once daily, cast your mind ahead to the moment of death so that you can consider the events of each day in this light. I can assure you that you will have a good experience of the peace this consideration brings.
~St. Josemaria Escriva

May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

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