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{xtypo_rounded1}Nor do I seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe that I may understand.
For this too I believe, that unless I first believe, I shall not understand. 

-Saint Anselm-{/xtypo_rounded1}

A few questions among many asked when tragedy or disaster strikes is, Why would God allow this? Where is God now? How could a God that is supposed to be so Loving allow so much pain and suffering? The struggle to understand is sometimes overwhelming. For many the answer to these and other questions are not readily available or so easily seen. Last month our Nation was rocked by a terror bombing in Boston, before that it was a school shooting in Connecticut and just this week we have experienced the death and destruction caused by tornadoes in Texas and Oklahoma.
So where is God in all of this? Well one really need not look very far to see Him at work in all of these events. He can be seen in the teacher who stood between a sick gunman and the children in her care. Like a “true husbandman” she stood to safeguard the sheep in her care. Or in the heroic deeds of “good Samaritans”- not the police, first responders or firemen who are trained for such events- but ordinary people from across the country running into the smoke, chaos and confusion aiding strangers in need. It will be seen by the world when those of us who are not directly impacted by the tornadoes respond as only the Church of the Living God can. When we recognize that we are not the Salvation Army, but rather we are the church militant called to the fight by a leader like no other. We are not the Red Cross but we represent the Crimson Stained Cross of Jesus Christ. How we respond will lay to rest many questions that so many are currently struggling with. When they see the Church the Body of Christ in action not reacting but rather imitating the Christ in whom we proclaim.

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