I don’t know how much you know of the violence that has happened, and continues to happen in Northern Ireland, but these two stories popped up on the news recently.
A Dublin man shot dead and two injured at a boxing weigh in – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35503937
Man shot dead in Dublin ‘reprisal’ for boxing murder – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35526997
I have been writing about forgiveness a lot lately, and how we are expected to forgive the sins of our detractors and attackers so that we may in turn be forgiven for our own sins.
I pray to Almighty God that these groups can forgive each other, put aside the violence and prejudice that mars their souls and seek true and contrite repentance for their sins.
I pray that the families of the dead men are brought peace and compassion through the arms of Jesus Christ and that they seek solace for the loss of their loved ones in the loving arms of the Almighty.
I pray that no more violence, reprisals and tit-for-tat killings occur, that could hurt and affect more people, and that Satan is driven out and God replaces him in their hearts.
Through the love of Jesus Christ, who died for our Sins. Amen.