This is a horrible start to the new year – a bombing outside a church in Egypt.  I fired up the computer this morning to catch up on the news and loosen up with some yoga via one of the morning routines on youtube and the first thing I saw was this article.  I had been thinking about how church on New Year’s day – for the circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil – is generally sparsely attended – we will see how many show up today –  because people have been out late the night before, and then I saw the story.  The main point is of course the tragedy in Egypt, but news like this makes us realize how much we take going to church for granted – I wrote about this last week as well.   Pray for the Christians of Egypt and the whole Near and Middle East.