The Feast of the Holy Innocents

 

Well.  There always ‘them’, aren’t there – the ones we ‘can’t help’?  Those lost at sea, those lost in the womb, those whose trust was abused, those still alive but vulnerable through disability or disease.

 

In the great and unending debate about faith v. works, Roman Catholics come out on the side of faith and works.  And cash. Let us do what we can.  And let us pray.

 

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Lucas Cranach

Holy Innocents

Sleep, little Baby, sleep,
The holy Angels love thee,
And guard thy bed, and keep
A blessed watch above thee.
No spirit can come near
Nor evil beast to harm thee:
Sleep, Sweet, devoid of fear
Where nothing need alarm thee.

The Love which doth not sleep,
The eternal arms around thee:
The shepherd of the sheep
In perfect love has found thee.
Sleep through the holy night,
Christ-kept from snare and sorrow,
Until thou wake to light
And love and warmth to-morrow.         

Christina Rosetti               

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