St. Cloud Diocese Speaks Out On Mall Stabbing Anniversary
ST. CLOUD - The effects of the Crossroads Center stabbing can still be felt a year after the attack. Bishop Donald Kettler of the Diocese of St. Cloud says in the aftermath of the attack we should follow the words of Jesus.
"Jesus tells us, 'Do to others whatever you would have them do to you. It is a simple command, instructing us to treat all people with the care, dignity and respect they deserve as children of God. At the same time it is a very challenging command, especially if we fear our neighbors because we don't know much about them, or because our perceptions of them are rooted in negative stereotypes or because something happens that fractures our sense of community."
Bishop Kettler also offered his prayers for the victims of the attacks and that he is thankful that so many community leaders have worked hard for peace and unity among diversity in Central Minnesota.