December 14, 2012

Heavy Hearted

"These things I have spoken to you, so that you may have peace in me.  In the world, you will have difficulties.  But have confidence: I have overcome the world
-John 33:16

It leaves me feeling overwhelmed and heavy hearted to hear about this devastating tragedy.  I am so thankful for a faith that gives hope and shows us despite all of the evil that happens in the world, it will not prevail in the long run.  Blessed John Paul II says it more eloquently than I ever could: 

‎"The human heart has depths from which schemes of unheard-of ferocity sometimes emerge, capable of destroying in a moment the normal daily life of a people. But faith comes to our aid at these times when words seem to fail. Christ’s word is the only one that can give a response to the questions which trouble our spirit. Even if the forces of darkness appear to prevail, those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say. Christian hope is based on this truth; at this time our prayerful trust draws strength from it."
—Blessed John Paul II

Praying for all who were involved in this horrible shooting. 


  1. Beautiful words from Blessed John Paul II, Caitlin...Thank you for sharing...Praying with you...

  2. I love reading your blog. I feel as a Catholic, you eloquently put into words what I feel so many times. God bless.