To:
National Christian Council of Sri Lanka
Catholic Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka
National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka

Dear friends,

On this National Day of Mourning in Sri Lanka, The Canadian Council of Churches grieves with you the loss of so many lives, the loss of health in bodies and communities, and the loss of peace and tranquility in your country.

With you we were shocked as we rose to attend our churches on Easter Sunday to learn of this heinous attack on Christians and other innocents in your country.
May the Holy Spirit comfort you and flow from your hearts and communities to all the citizens of Sri Lanka who have felt the devastation of the explosions in their bodies and hearts.

May Christ’s words to his followers resonate even more deeply with you, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

Know that many churches hold you and your communities in prayer. We are with you in body, mind and spirit. We have felt your pain and the pain of all Sri Lanka.
May the cycle of violence be stilled. We long for peace to return, where nothing and no one is excluded from God’s justice and compassion.

In Christ,

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