Fight bloodshed with the Blood of Christ

By Tom Quiner

I have a family member living in London.

We hear from her increasingly as violence on the streets of London has become the new normal. A recap of Islamist terrorist attacks in London and surrounding burgs in recent years:

2005: Three trains and a double decker bus were bombed, killing 52 people and injuring 700.

2007: Two car bombs were discovered in cars with large gas canisters and nails. Fortunately, neither bomb detonated.

2013: A British soldier was attacked in the streets of London and killed. The killers attempted to publicly decapitate him.

2016: An unexploded “improvised explosive device” was discovered on a train.

2017: A car driven by an Islamic terrorist drove over pedestrians on the Westminster Bridge. He then got out of the car and stabbed a police officer. Five were killed and 40 more were injured.

2017: A few months later, a van with three perpetrators drove into more pedestrians, this time on the London Bridge. Then they disembarked and began stabbing people in pubs and restaurants, killing eight with 48 more injured.

2017: In Manchester, a bomb detonated following a concert by Ariana Grande killing 22 people and injuring another 59.

The carnage is picking up its pace. My family member was threatened on a street in broad daylight by someone of Mideast descent. Another person, also of Mideast descent, intervened on her behalf and whisked her to safety.

She loves London and has dual citizenship, but is questioning if its charm is worth the increasing hazard of living in the crosshairs of Islamic terrorists.

I saw something that gave me encouragement: a Corpus Christi procession through the streets of Central London. The Feast of Corpus Christi was last Sunday in the Roman Catholic (universal) Church. On this day, we especially celebrate the reality of the Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist.

I appreciate the courage of the faithful, who you can see in the photo above, who graced the bloodied streets of London with the healing Blood of Christ in a procession with a thousand people.

Men will always hate, but Christ is the antidote to hate. He is present to us in His Body and His Blood. I pray for the souls of the victims of Islamic terrorist. I also pray for the souls of those who kill in the name of Allah.

They are so misguided.

I pray for their conversion to the one, true God, in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord.


  1. Tom Maly on June 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    We are living in extraordinarily sad times….It seems culture(S) are fraying everywhere. Prayer is indeed the antidote.

  2. sklyjd on June 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I must disagree with “Prayer is indeed the antidote.”

    Apart from billions of people praying for peace, food and protection across the globe to their respective gods the conclusive proof is that it just does not work. The Jews mostly took that as a line of defence against their own persecution and results speak for themselves. We are animals, we have evolved to survive as individuals and as a species, in this day it should not include a passive display of transferring the survival problems to unseen and incapable gods. It must involve some form of action, hopefully not violence, however we must face the facts.