On this the 225th anniversary of Bastille Day, and the beginning of the French Revolution, the same animal spirits that powered the Reign of Terror are on display as Israel slaughters the people of Gaza.
“Hear the word of the Lord, you rulers of Sodom; listen to the command of our God, you people of Gomorrah…When you stretch out your hands I turn my eyes away. You may multiply your prayers, I shall not listen. Your hands are covered with blood, wash, make yourselves clean.
Take your wrong-doing out of my sight. Cease to do evil. Learn to do good, search for justice, help the oppressed, be just to the orphan, plead for the widow.” Isaiah 1: 10-17
On the Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha we pray: “Through her intercession, may all peoples of every tribe, tongue, and nation, having been gathered into your Church, proclaim your greatness in one song of praise.” Daily Roman Missal
Photograph: Hospital in Gaza damaged by Israeli fire