Sunday, December 09, 2007

Hands that shed innocent blood...

The murder of two missionaries took place a five-minute drive from my Arvada home. The Youth with a Mission were leasing space from Faith Bible Chapel, the megachurch of the city.

The gunman reportedly asked for shelter for the night. I have to wonder whether his request was genuine.

It's not clear whether or how the crime is related to the other shootings at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.

The priests at Spirit of Christ Catholic Parish took care in their homilies to relate the crime to the first reading today, from Isaiah 11:
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb,
and the leopard shall lie down with the kid;
the calf and the young lion shall browse together,
with a little child to guide them.
The cow and the bear shall be neighbors,
together their young shall rest;
the lion shall eat hay like the ox.
The baby shall play by the cobra’s den,
and the child lay his hand on the adder’s lair.

...but not yet.

Grant rest to them, Lord. Thy kingdom come.

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