Pause for Thought

Dear Friends

As I write, the TV, radio and newspapers are still talking of the terrible event at Manchester Arena on Monday 22nd May, when 20 young people were killed and many injured by a single suicide bomber.
The bomber cannot be prosecuted but he was prepared for this by others and they are being rounded up by our Security Services.
The bomber broke one of our Old Testament Commandments, “Thou shalt not kill.” We have not had a death penalty in this country for several years but this does not stop terrorists from killing us. We are a tolerant multi-faith society and it is sad when such events can happen.
Compared with the last two World Wars the number killed is insignificant but our feelings go out to the victims and their parents.
Let us pray for the victims’ parents and may God be with our Security Forces.
Neil Lawrie