Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Our Grief Is with You

Like the rest of the population, St Paul’s congregation had been overwhelmed with sadness at the news of the massacres in Paris – and also those in Beirut in Lebanon.

At our service on Sunday, the survivors and relatives of the dead were remembered by Michael Rusk, both as he led the service, and when he preached. They were also remembered when Hugh led our intercessions.

Not only is our prayer that comfort may be given to the grieving, but also that it may not be a cause of division within our society, and that those in sympathy with the assassins' aims may leave their attitude of hate and turn to the love of God.

Residents of
Paris, we share your grief.