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Matthew 2:18 A voice was heard in Ramah, wailing and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be consoled, because they are no more.
This story highlights the tragedy of humanity’s quest for power. In our attempts to gain wealth, prestige, or control, we manipulate others for our own benefit—because we are afraid of being out of control, poor, or unknown. We hurt others. We take more than our fair share and leave others with less. And Rachel weeps.
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Today the Church remembers The Holy Innocents.