While there is true News of Joy, like God’s grace and forgiveness and Christ’s blood offering eternal life, there is also evil in the world. The Catholic church recently reported that 100,000 Christians are murdered each year. We just saw another example of this in Syria, as the “rebels” beheaded three victims, including a Catholic priest. There should be worldwide condemnation of this act, but there will most likely not be.
You can read about the awful fate of Father Francois Murad here. The crowd that gathered around the victims, to watch the grizzly be-headings snapped pictures and video with their cell phones. The current administration is providing aid to these same “rebels.” Pray for the Father’s family.