Today I mourn the tragedy

of lives suddenly terminated

of families and loved ones bereft

of humans injured, blighted, traumatised

of young men wasted in fanaticism’s hateful cause

Today I mourn that God is once again besmeared

and will doubtless be blamed by some.

Yes, I mourn – and I pray:

Kyrie Eleison

Christe Eleison

Kyrie Eleison