On the evening of February 25, a candlelight vigil was held at Pack's Square organized by AVL4Ukraine. The first of these pictures captures, I think, my own ambivalence about this war. For someone who hung out with Catholic Workers in the 1970s (including Dorothy Day who was an antiwar protester during WWII), there is the awareness that despite the impulse to support what, by all major news reports, is a righteous war against an evil aggressor, there are always other dimensions, other points of view. And there is also the perspective of the divine that we as humans cannot grasp with the rational mind, which is witness to the rise and fall of civilizations, the evil in the good and the good in the evil. Regardless, the heart is with all who suffer, and our prayer is for comfort for those impacted by the war and for an end to the terrible horrors raining down on the people of Ukraine.
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