Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by events in Nice, not forgetting those affected by other similar recent atrocities. When Jesus was confronted with tales of tragedy and massacre happening in his day his reaction was not one of panic, of revenge, or of self-absorption. In fact he focused those who came to him with the tales on a fundamental truth – that our hope is to be found through Christ alone.
Dominic Stockford, Chairman
“There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”