A most relevant Gospel today for a Memorial day

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A most relevant Gospel today for a Memorial day

…dur­ing our cur­rent war on ter­ror was spo­ken at daily mass this morning.

the hour is com­ing when every­one who kills you will think he is offer­ing wor­ship to God. They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remem­ber that I told you. John 16:2b-4a

Is this not the per­fect descrip­tion of those we are fight­ing? The rad­i­cal Islamist? The Atta who flies a plane into a build­ing think­ing he brings glory to God? The sui­cide bomber who blows him­self up at a check­point or a mosque? Not to men­tion those who are killed for con­vert­ing to the Chris­t­ian faith either by laws or by fam­i­lies try­ing to pre­serve “honor”.

Until we acknowl­edge as a nation that this is the face of our foe, we will con­tinue to be vulnerable.

…during our current war on terror was spoken at daily mass this morning.

the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God. They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you. John 16:2b-4a

Is this not the perfect description of those we are fighting? The radical Islamist? The Atta who flies a plane into a building thinking he brings glory to God? The suicide bomber who blows himself up at a checkpoint or a mosque? Not to mention those who are killed for converting to the Christian faith either by laws or by families trying to preserve “honor”.

Until we acknowledge as a nation that this is the face of our foe, we will continue to be vulnerable.