Christmas day some new friends joined us. They are from Pakistan and so the news of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s assination takes on new meaning. Christmas day we spoke of the politics in Pakistan, the culture, the traditions. I mentioned how around the table we can know one another in a special way – the same way Jesus¬†and his disciples came to know one another.

This news makes me sad and we mourn for their loss as this touches deep into their hearts, and thus ours. Why does this happen?