We are mindful of the victims, their families and the survivors of the Newtown School Slaughter. We mourn for them. We pray for them and for those children who must return to school with these horrid memories. This slaughter reminds us of “Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.” (Matthew 2:18).
The Newtown Slaughter was not merely a human criminal event, it was sin inspired and directed by evil. Connecticut Governor Daniel Malloy told us that “evil visited this community today”. Evil is not created by God, it is the absence of the good that He has created, inspired by a real evil personality, Satan, with whom the human race has been in conflict since the Garden of Eden when he tempted Adam and Eve into the Original Sin.
God allows evil caused by sin so that we can freely choose the good and reject evil with our free will. He did not make us robots and cannot force us to love Him or to do good and avoid evil. However, He works all evil for good. (See Romans 8:28). He allowed the most innocent, His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, true man and true God to be the victim of sin and evil inspired by Satan, His own crucifixion and death. However, He worked this evil for the good of His resurrection and His proof of His promise of eternal life for those who believe in Him. These are the mysteries of iniquity and redemptive suffering in the Divine Plan of Love.
Jesus King of All Nations explained why He allows evil from people and also from nature after the Haitian earthquake which killed almost 100,000 people, injured about 220,000 and made at least 1.5 million people homeless with 250,000 residences and about 30,000 commercial buildings severely damaged.
Five days after the earthquake, on January 17, 2010, Jesus gave a consoling message about this devastating tragedy . He told his Secretary, the mystic of His devotion, “Those who have lost their lives in this tragedy are victims of Merciful Love. Their sacrifice will not only help to secure their salvation but will also call down My Great Mercy upon their nation and the world. . . .I allow such things in nature to serve My Divine Plan of Love, to help awaken the consciences of souls and thereby to turn their hearts and minds to Me, their God and Savior and also to allow them to participate in My Redemptive Act by sharing in My sufferings.” (Journal 351-352).
At this time of year we recall the most innocent victim of all as we celebrate the birth of the Christ child who came not to condemn the world, but to save it by offering Himself as a victim for our sins and to grant eternal life to those who repent and receive the forgiveness of their sins. We remember that the Prince of Peace came for eternal life for us at a time when Herod, the King of Violence, who killed some of his own wives and children, came for death for the Christ Child with the Slaughter of the Innocents in Bethlehem. “Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet: ‘A voice was heard in Ramah, sobbing and loud lamentation; Rachel weeping for her children, and she would not be consoled, since they were no more.’ ” (Matthew 2:17-18).
Let us turn our hearts and minds to our God and Savior, share in His sufferings, accept His grace and mercy and be a people of peace under the Prince of Peace. Let us implore Him for peace to overcome violence and for the grace of the end of the slaughter of innocents and the mourning of their mothers.May we reverence the life, dignity, beauty and wonder of every single human being from conception to natural death and may we pray for grace, mercy and protection.
Jesus King of All Nations said, “Take up My devotion of Jesus, King of All Nations for in its practice you shall find for yourselves a haven of Grace, Mercy and Protection. Enthrone this My image everywhere for I shall be powerfully present there and the Power of My Sovereign Kingship shall surely shield you from My Just Judgment.”
For more information and for the prayers and promises of Jesus King of All Nations for protection against chastisements, you may read my book, Chastisements: Preparation and Protection against Them.