Manchester and London

I know that we have all been deeply shocked by the events in Manchester and London recently.  I am sure that you are encouraging your communities to continue to pray for the victims and their families, as well as those who have been injured, or affected by the events.  It has also been good to hear of the stories of courage and sheer goodness shown by so many people.  It is true that we see the great vulnerability of human life in such situations but we also see the generosity of the human spirit and people’s appreciation for the sacredness of human life.  We must continue to affirm this in our local communities in the face of such tragedy.