Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 344
February 3, 2023
Yesterday there was an air raid on a residential house in Kramatorsk, that’s already 4 fatalities. In our area it has been calm so far. In general, there is growing tension and the danger of a new, greater escalation of the war.
God, grant us peace !
The Word… First Word. I still have in my heart yesterday’s word of Simeon, for the reason that I have seen Your salvation…. let me go, I may die … but because I see You Jesus, alive, risen.
Second Word. From today’s Eucharistic Liturgy. “And do not forget hospitality, for through it some, without knowing it, have given hospitality to angels.” That is why we call our Benefactors, volunteers, angels. God is the source of peace (Psalm 27).
“The Lord my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord the defender of my life, before whom should I feel trepidation?”
And so, consciously, unconsciously for 59 years now. My life, my parents died, my family, my religious vocation, the Capuchins, the priesthood, the war, this is also God’s word to me.
God loves me! God is love!
We live in a war, we do not live by war.
May the Lord bless you, Brother Blazej, on the continued path of the ministry of light amidst the darkness of war. We from today constitute a new community in South Sudan. With Provincial Marek and Jerzy, the Missionary Secretary, we are on our way to Juba to meet Pope Francis.
Peace to us in Ukraine and Africa!
We are so far away from each other, but we are so close to each other in heart, in desire for PEACE! God give us, Ukraine and South Sudan, Peace! (photo)
Children with educators of the “Academy” continue to support the soldiers and make candles. (photo)
News from the brothers:
Krasyliv (Br. Leonid Kushniruk):
And today the staff of the school in Slobidka-Krasylivs’ka are making dumplings for the soldiers. They do not waste their time off from school. (photo)