December 28 is traditionally recognized in faith communities as "Holy Innocents' Day" or the day when Herod’s anger resulted in the brutal deaths of Bethlehem’s children as described in the Gospel of Matthew. Though this story is difficult for us to comprehend, it highlights the fact that in the midst of joy, there is sorrow; that injustice does not take a holiday.
On Friday, December 28 Casas Adobes hosted a time of quiet remembrance and prayer for world issues which affect children’s health, education, well-being and safety. Rev. John Angiulo led a vigil from 11am to 1pm to pray for the most vulnerable among us. Though not meant to be in place of justice actions, this vigil highlighted the challenges facing children and to acknowledge Christ’s presence of compassion in the world.