My Birthday Request in the wake of Paris and Beirut

Screen Shot 2015-11-15 at 8.22.27 PMThis is a video expression of my gratitude for all the kind wishes and greetings on my birthday along with a birthday request or plea to join in prayer with not only the victims of the terrorist attacks in paris and Beirut, but also prayers that we do not allow this horrific violence to harden our hearts to the needs of others who are refugees and migrants fleeing violence and unrest. Let us not abandon them, but open our hearts and borders to those who need our love and support. As Thomas Merton notes, drawing on his Christian faith, it is only love that can overcome the fear that is at the root of all war.

The video is embedded below, or you can go to the YouTube channel to watch it here: YouTube.com/DanHoranOFM

2 Responses to “My Birthday Request in the wake of Paris and Beirut”

  1. Christina A. Says:

    thank you for also mentioning Beirut! I hope that events like these show the world that we are in this together, and that those who perpetuate such acts don’t just do so to the West. We need to open our hearts to everyone, even if that means being vulnerable to possible attacks…

  2. Christina A. Says:

    and Happy Birthday!🙂 all the best for the year to come:)

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