Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Orissa persecution aftermath

Just eighteen months ago, in July 2008, a severe persecution of Christians took place in Orissa, India. Over 500 Christians were killed, and thousands of others were injured and left homeless after their houses had been destroyed by the attackers. Fr. Sunil De Silva reports from the Archdiocese of Colombo in Sri Lanka- 09.12.2009, an extraordinary event began happening there one year later.

It is reported that herds of wild elephants have moved into villages where the worst of those who persecuted and murdered the Christians live. It seems that smaller elephants from the herds move into the villages – as if to reconnoitre the territory. These elephants then return to the main members of the herds that are waiting in the local forests. Then the herds return to the villages in a rampaging group – but the amazing thing is that they do no harm to the houses and lands of the Christians in the community, and they destroy only the property of the persecutors. Some of the most violent of the persecutors have been killed by the elephants.

Something to think about; when nature itself appears to recognise the difference between right and wrong. This prompts me ask, when will the promoters of abortion and the culture of death recognise the evil of what they are doing and will it take more than a herd of marauding elephants to bring them to understand the need to protect the unborn from the moment of conception?