As you may have heard on the news and throughout the internet, our holy father, Pope Francis, has called for a day of prayer and fasting tomorrow, September 7th, for Syrian and throughout the middle east.
Syria is the home of Christians who can trace their lineage all the way back to Christ, himself. Our Lord walked the land of Syria, driving out demons, healing the people and preaching the Good News. How sad, that the area is going through such a violent upheaval.
Dr. Taylor Marshall has a very enlightening blog post about the role of Syria in the Gospels and its connection with the establishment of the Church in Rome, called "When Jesus Went to Syria." It's well worth reading, as is so much of his other writing, as well.
God help our brothers and sisters in these troubled places.