Today's sad news is that more people starved to death in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya. The UN says some 400,000 people are trapped and in need of emergency assistance in 15 locations in Syria due to sieges imposed by the Syrian government-led coalition as well as by opposition groups. I recall when Jesus in his days saw some crowds, troubled and abandoned, his heart was moved with pity for them, for they were like sheep without a shepherd. Today he must feel the same about these besieged children of his. The least we could do is to pray hard for them and live as holy a life as possible.