Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Message from Oregon Bishop re: Virginia Tech Tragedy

The following message was received today throughout the Diocese of Oregon [from the Cascade Mountain Range and west to the Oregon coast] regarding our Bishop's reaction and his message to all in our diocese. I share it with you here:

Prayers for Virginia Tech Families and for Our Nation

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

During this time of national mourning for the innocent victims of the campus shooting in Virginia, may we reflect upon the words of Psalm 46:

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be moved, and though the mountains be toppled into the depths of the sea;

Though its waters rage and foam and though the mountains tremble at its tumult.

The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

God is in the midst of her; she shall not be overthrown; God shall help her at the break of day,

Be still, then, and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations; I will be exalted in the earth

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold.

(Psalm 46:1-6; 11, 12)

Please read the rest of his message on our diocesan website.

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