When most of us were kids, the church could be a great mix of things. Sometimes it could be incredibly boring but at the end of the day, sometimes you need a message to be boring in order for you to remember it.
However, there were also the times when the church was there when you needed it the most. I remember a few years ago when a member of my family died. The man that lived next to us at the time was a pastor at a church I didn’t even go to.
He found out about the death in my family and his wife and he went out and bought my family dinner that night because the didn’t think it was right for us to have to cook that day. It was a beautiful thing and we still keep in touch.
For someone to do anything to a church is just hateful on a totally different level.
A man in Florida was taken into custody after running his car into a Catholic church, and immediately setting the building on fire while people were inside preparing for Mass, according to Fox News.
Steven Anthony Shields, 24, plowed into the front doors of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala around 7:30 a.m., and subsequently poured gasoline all over the foyer just before setting it aflame, according to The Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
Shields attempted to flee, but was spotted by Deputy Josue Gonzalez, who stopped the vehicle by hitting it with his patrol car, the sheriff’s office said.
Officials have confirmed that none of the parishioners were injured, and Marion County firefighters quickly doused the fire.
“Our freedom of worship granted in the Constitution is a freedom that we all hold dear,” Sheriff Billy Woods said in a statement. “My deputies and I are sworn to protect that right and will always ensure our citizens can worship in peace. I’m proud of my deputies for capturing this man so quickly and we appreciate the assistance from all of the state and federal agencies that worked alongside of us during this investigation.”