Caylee Marie Anthony
Rest in Peace
2005 - 2008
May God have mercy on Caylee Marie's little soul and share with her the glory of heaven that is now hers. May she rest in the arms of our Blessed Mother as we celebrate the birth of the one who was born to save us from sin, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To say you don't understand how this could happen is to deny that a very real and true evil exists in the world and is constantly fighting to destroy our souls and take us from God.
As certain as this evil exists, so does God and His goodness, mercy and justice that He provides according to His will. Far too many will shout and scream for justice and vengeance against her murderous mother Casey. Even more will cry and weep for a short while and will then slowly forget. Ignoring evil and the eventual apathy of time allows evil to continue and often to flourish.
Make no mistake, there is a war of good and evil right now, in each of us and you must choose a side. Native Americans had a simple way of understanding this war. The story goes that an old warrior was telling his grandson that inside each of us are two wolves that are always fighting, one god and the other evil. When the little boy asked "Grandfather, which one will win the fight?" the elder replied "The one you feed." There is no "neutral" when it comes to true good and true evil, life is not a D&D game. You are either on God's side or the side of evil. Ignoring God (and therefore embracing evil) only leads to more of this.
Please do not focus on the evil of this act, there will always be evil in the world and you cannot overcome it by becoming a part of it. You cannot defeat evil with more evil. Pray for Caylee's soul to be with Jesus this Christmas, pray to God for his swift and just judgment against the wicked and indeed pray for God's swift judgment and mercy against Casey. Focus on God's Love that created such a beautiful child whose story has touched our lives and how through her short life and tragic death we may come to not only recognize and combat the evils that certainly exist, but and how we can bring ourselves back home to God where we belong and how we can call upon Him for his justice and mercy.
It has been said that the greatest trick the devil played was tricking the world into believing that he didn't exist. I disagree. I think the greatest trick the devil is still playing is tricking the world into believing that God doesn't exist. And this is what we get - a world with more and more of this.
It is better to light a single candle that curse the darkness.
May God Bless Caylee Marie Anthony.
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