Tuesday, November 16, 2010
THAT is Christian Faith
I simply can't get out of my mind and prayers the horrendous butchery suffered by worshipping Christians in a Baghdad Church two weeks ago. More than fifty died at the hands of Al Quaeda sponsored terrorists. Over at the First Things Blog, I came across this story/quote concerning those who are picking up the pieces in the aftermath of this attack:
One of the [Iraqi] parishioners put it so simply, and so beautifully. He said that he returned because the week before he hadn’t finished his prayers. I need to finish them, he said. A woman with a bandage around her knee told a reporter, “We forgive them. We’re not afraid. They gave us blood and we give them forgiveness.”
Let those last three sentences sink in. Deep.