Where Was God?

For those of you wondering where God was during the Newtown tragedy, there are a few things worth remembering.

We Catholics, as part of our prayer routine, have a meditation called “The Sorrowful Mysteries.”

Two things stand out in its description…”sorrow,” which is exactly what all America, especially families of Newtown children are enduring…and “mystery,” which by definition is “the true purpose or meaning of the event in question is hidden or concealed.”

Here’s a list of the Sorrowful Mysteries;

  • The Agony in the Garden
  • The Scourging of our Lord at the Pillar
  • The Crowning of our Blessed Lord with Thorns
  • The Journey of our Lord Carrying His Cross
  • The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord

When Almighty God created mankind, He gave us free will, to do as we please.

That free will was so important God the Father even allowed it to Crucify His innocent Son.

God’s virtue is far greater than we can fathom.

At any time during the events of the “Sorrowful Mysteries” that lead to His Son’s death, He had the power to stop evil.

From the very beginning of Christ’s life, His purpose, hidden from the rest of us, would be death by crucifixion for the salvation of mankind and the forgiveness of all sins.

Any interruption would have undone all hope.

Just as we weep for the loss of the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School, God wept for His only Son as He watched Him die.

Hatred, selfishness, or fear, in one form or another, is always the cause of death for innocent people.

Courage, hope and faith, in His Lordship and Resurrection, is the medicine we need to undo all that can destroy us.

In the end–in Him–we still win.

God knows our every sorrow.

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