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Well obviously at moments like this and minimum multi denominational services like the one we had today and Boston.
The same question comes up when you're Catholic -- Buddhist and Jewish whatever.
How does god -- stuff like this happen.
We're gonna turned to a man of the cloth right now to help us with that since father Matt Malone.
And maybe -- help sort this.
You get this question a lot of -- Scalia lately we've been dealing with a lot of that's right what do you what do you tell people the perfectly reasonable question.
And and its direct question and it seems to me that people ask two questions at a time like this one is -- his gun permit things like this to happen and that's part of the mystery of being human.
I aid don't have an answer that question if -- -- and it's a question as old as humanity itself.
I think the second question is you know where is god in all of this and I think we can begin to approach an answer to that question and god is where.
Love and compassion art is god is in the response the men and women who went running toward the scene to help others god is in the hands of the surgeons.
Doctors and the nurses who.
We're healing god is in the hands of the of the ministers and priests and rabbis.
Who we're praying and witnessing -- this event in solidarity with.
With those who have lost and -- but those -- been hurt.
It's a you know what I was watching the event today at at the cathedral.
I was struck by the line from scripture.
We will run and -- grow weary for our probably our strength.
And we will rise again and that I think is.
What is at the heart of that is the knowledge that you know.
For whatever reason this happened god is with us and walking with us and seeing and accompanying -- -- -- six.
-- you know there are a lot of the cynical.
People who look at this father and say if -- whereabouts and -- turns his head out and you either in the face of this shooting at a great school -- And theater in Colorado -- All of a host of incidents in between.
And and if you argue isn't always -- -- between good and evil going on him.
It would appear to many evils at the upper hand -- what do you say.
Some of those of your faith and beyond your faith Lou who who are questioning if.
That it's okay question.
And it's OK to be angry and it's okay to be afraid and to be sad that the user.
Perfectly understandable reactions.
And -- wonder about the person who wasn't.
You know this you know the that the problem.
Evil in the world isn't so much a problem as much as it's a mystery.
And it's a mess mystery that we.
Enter into and every generation enters into and unfortunately.
In the times in which we live we seem to have gotten more than our share of it.
But the important thing to remember I think and this is true throughout.
The religions the great religions not just christianity.
The -- remember is that that god gives us life.
With the all of its inadequacies and -- all of which -- and with all of its injustices.
But also with all -- -- hopes and and all of its triumphs and and with all of its -- If you also and we will pray for miracles a lot of times are.
And done we've seen miracles in life -- lot of people with had something religious Stuart Ord or something else and and that little eight year old boy.
Was in need of -- -- he didn't find deterrent.
Good question asked god.
It's not a question that I have an answer to -- and any human being that would claim to have an answer that question it's misguided.
The only person who has that answer that question is god and so.
But in whatever our faces we turned -- at a moment like this and ask.
In our anger in our two years and our sadness why why now where are you.
And what we know we may not like the answer but he will come to us and our hearts with -- -- We pray we want to thank you very very much think.
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