Monday, November 15, 2010

Prayer And Compassion Know No Distance

 The events that took place in Iraq recently in the bombing of a Catholic Church are horrendous. For those of us here in this country and others, it could become quite easy to allow the distance to distance us spiritually as well. These people are our brothers and sisters in Christ and as such part of Christ's Mystical Body, the Church.
I found a link over at Fr. Robert Barron's blog at Word On Fire that gave a link that allows us to write letters via e-mail to our brothers and sisters who have suffered through these terrible events, and continue to suffer this persecution.
We may not be able to hop the next flight to Iraq, but we can certainly bridge the distance with our prayer and support.
You can get more details on how to do this over at Why I Am Catholic.
It may seem like a small thing, but as St Therese advises in her Little Way, it is small things done with great love that matters most to God.

*Last day to write letter is Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

2 comments:

Mary333 said...

Thanks for the link, Karin.

Owner of Homeschool Faith and Family Life Website said...

How wonderful...sorry I'm getting here too late to write but can certainly still pray for those who have sent letters and those who will receive them:)

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.