a prayer and a gun are fired

19 Jul

The gun of an Israeli soldier rests on a window-like opening of the separation wall between Jerusalem and Bethlehem. It is pointed toward Palestinian youth during a clash at the entrance to Bethlehem.

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There is something particularly sad about this screenshot taken from a Reuter news video. During his pilgrimage to the Holy Land Pope Francis stopped at this very place to pray. Notice the closed window just to his right, and the “Bethlehem look …” just above his head.Bod-3BZIUAAuiXR

It is the same place at which he fired a prayed to heaven. This time a gun fires.

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2 Responses to “a prayer and a gun are fired”

  1. judymoyerhoffman July 19, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

    It leaves me with such a helpless feeling.

  2. Mandy July 20, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    I am heartbroken. I think our pope must be too. I keep thinking of the people I met who just asked for peace and for us to pray for peace. Sadly our media seems to have forgotten them. I haven’t. I pray and cry for them. I know you do too.

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