A bus filled with Polish pilgrims lost control in France and burst into flames. It is reported that 26 lost their lives. Click here for the story. The Polish President is considering a national day of mourning.
My heart sank when I saw this report on CNN international. All I could think about was the families who's lives are now changed and how they will react in the deaths of their loved one.
How do you mourn the death of those who do not believe and who are forever lost? I thought of this too. There are 40 million Poles in this country and under 5% are believers even though the rest call themselves Christian. This country knows religion better than most, but they do not know about a relationship with Christ. When stories like this hit, I am overwhelmed by the need and the lack of resources here in this country. There seems to be a church at every corner, but they are mostly spiritually empty. Even though the name of Jesus is known in this country, WHO he is, is basically unknown. There are two generations who are now growing up as "agnostic Catholics." How will they hear who Jesus is, if no one will tell them. . . please pray that more will come to Christ and that we will get more workers to share Jesus' love.
So I have wondered babbled long enough. Just wanted to share my thoughts with you.