Paris Mourns

As has been true for so much of history, Europe once again finds itself on the front line of yet another religious and political war.   And once again, the peace and security of a life lived without fear has been shattered.  It is a scene that, tragically enough, we have all come to know very well.

There will be more to say about all of this in the days and weeks ahead.  For the moment, I will re-post (click HERE) my article from two months ago entitled “9/11, Refugees, and the  Evolution of War and of Peace” because all that was said then applies again today to the same situation.

However, no words written or spoken can articulate the sadness of it all.  God’s own heart is torn open anew every time that lives are taken in this fashion.  He invites us to remember that perfect justice is His alone, that He weeps with those who weep, and that the love of our enemies is a radical calling.  The Lord never fails to use the tragedies of the human condition to bring about new possibilities for grace.

Our prayers are with the people of France.   When the innocent are attacked in one part of the world, it is an attack on us all.

About Father Nathan Reesman

On Twitter: @FatherReesman Father Nathan Reesman is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, ordained in 2006. He is the Shared Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, and also of Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, both in West Bend, Wisconsin. Father Reesman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, obtaining his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in the year 2000. He completed his seminary studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2006, obtaining a Masters of Divinity. Father Reesman completed post-graduate studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, obtaining a Doctor of Ministry in 2019.
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