Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Five Things To Remember On April 17
1. As Boston comes to terms with Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, many, including President Obama, will gather Thursday for an interfaith prayer service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.
2. Louisville's Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, who is the vice president of the USCCB, signed a response to Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail"earlier this week. At a gathering of Christian Churches Together, Archbishop Kurtz said, "While violence surrounded Dr. King's life, he proclaimed in word and deed the direction of his Savior, Jesus Christ – namely, that injustice must not be ignored, but neither can violence be addressed and eliminated by greater acts of violence." Learn more about the Birmingham event.
3. Pope Francis continues to frequently use his @Pontifex Twitter account to share insightful messages. Today, he tweeted twice, saying, "To enter into the glory of God demands daily fidelity to his will, even when it requires sacrifice." He also said, "Jesus’ ascension into heaven does not mean his absence, but that he is alive among us in a new way, close to each one of us."
4. The tragic death of eight-year-old Martin Richard in the Boston blasts has connected with many people. On social media, a picture of the little boy following his First Communion has been circulating. His father, Bill, told the Boston Globe, "We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin."
5. God loves you.