by Fr. Bryan Cunningham on 04/06/2017 -
It is with great sorrow and consternation that we have to offer prayers on this Pentecost morning for those who have lost their lives on London Bridge and Borough Market at the hands of three crude evil men. Our hearts go out to the families of those who have lost, so violently, their loved ones. Our hearts ache for those people injured and maimed and for all their families. Thank you to the Police, Emergency Services, the Hospitals of London and all those who offered shelter and assistance to those Londoners and visitors of this great City threatened with senseless evil violence.
Pentecost is about new strength and hope. It is a fire of love that purifies us from all wish to use or abuse of others. It is the light of truth and the beginning of reconciliation, the foundation of a World of Truth, Justice and Love.
For those who hold their dead and suffering children in their arms we can only offer the loving silence of solidarity and a prayer of condolence. At this point I would like to shout from the rooftops: “Maybe it’s because I am a Londoner”. I am from Coatbridge living in Greater Manchester. But today I am a Londoner. And all the “Bees” of Manchester understand and are with you. God give us peace.