Fr. Andrew Gerns posted a sermon that he preached on St. Francis Day that speaks to the events in Lancaster this past week:
“The real news in this unspeakable tragedy is not that evil happens. As shocking and as horrifying as it is to hear that for some unknown reason, a father and husband can meticulously plan the execution of ten of his neighbors daughters, that’s not the real story. The real news is the response of the Amish community to the tragedy. In the face of unspeakable tragedy the neighbors and family members of the victims seek to forgive the perpetrator and ask for the world’s help in praying for him.
The real news is that in the face of evil, we witness grace.”
Read the rest here: The Real News: Grace in the Midst of Tragedy
(Via andrew plus.)