Looked against our teaching of a shepherd's mad love for his sheep, a bishop's lament that he feels powerless to help his parishioners, is a very moving. I find his anguish unbearable. In times like these, many Christians wonder why does God, the sovereign over the earth, allow such injustices to happen. We don't understand. However, we know that the grave is not the end. There is Easter! Muslim villagers coming forward to donate blood, to share in Christians' grief are all signs of the Easter. They may be look insignificant in the presence of so many important visitors to the village. One of the Muslims was not only giving blood, but witnessed that the Imam had foretold a few days earlier about the Christmas incident. Maybe this is how God's love works. He removes separation between different communities.
Some Christian young men are angry and may resort to acts that may start up a cycle of violence. Do we want this? Rest of the Church is also your parish. It is during times like these, that the healing power of the Church faith should be used abundantly. Tragedies can be turned into celebrations. This way those who died did not die in vain What Pakistan needs just now is REVIVALISM. It is in times like these that I wish K L Nasir was alive!