FINDING TRUTH WHEREVER IT MAY BE FOUND: "When death strikes down the innocent and young, for every fragile form from which he lets the panting spirit free, a hundred virtues arise, in shapes of mercy, charity, and love, to walk the workd, and bless it. Of every tear that sorrowing mortals shed on such green graves, some good is born, some gentler nature comes. In the Destroyer's steps there spring up bright creatures that defy his power, and his dark path becomes a light to heaven." from Charles Dicken's "Curiosity Shop"
IN OTHER NEWS:
Archbishop Aquila makes the plea that goodness should be the best response to the evil of the school shooting. Read more here.
H. P. of the parish sent this in and asked me to share it with you: "28 random acts of kindness over then next 30 days for the victims of the CT shooting. If I can get 100 people to join me, that's 2,800 acts of kindness in memory of those killed. I included the killer in that number. So much pain was injected into our world Dec 14th. Nothing will bring those who have died back, but we can (try) to make the world a better place in their honor. PLEASE, let these little angels work some good magic through us. You in with me???"
Matthew sent this in to help celebrate advent: