Los Angeles, Calif., Nov 9, 2018 / 11:08 am
Archbishop José Gomez offered prayers for victims of a shooting at a country dance hall this week, telling those present at a prayer vigil Thursday that even when we cannot understand senseless violence, we can trust in God's love.
"God does not want any of his children to suffer evil. Why these tragedies happen - we will never know, on this side of eternity," the Los Angeles archbishop reflected at a Nov. 8 prayer vigil at Saint Paschal Baylon Parish in Thousand Oaks.
"What we do know," he continued, "is that God's love for every one of us is stronger than any evil, stronger even than death."
And Christ never abandons us in our suffering and grief, the archbishop said.