Friday, January 3, 2014

This Image

We receive the newspapers each day; informative, enlightening enough at least to form our prayer and open our hearts to so much suffering and contradiction beyond the cloister walls. Especially at Christmastime several images pierced our hearts. This image in particular- of Afghan children in the snow outside their shelter in Kabul- haunted us as we pondered the Christmas story.

Our hearts are broken open. And we hope and believe that somehow in our prayer and watching we shelter all who are needy and vulnerable in our world- for Christ, with Christ, in Christ.

Photo from The Wall Street Journal.