Thursday, July 07, 2005

Terrorism, Suffering and the Triumph of God's Mecy

Last night I had some friends over for dinner and we were discussing some lovely topics, cricket, the weather, McKnight's book Jesus Creed, when the London terrorist attack beamed onto the TV. What can I say? So many feelings:

Bastards! Why, Why, Why? God, avenge us! Forgive them, for they know not what they do. How long O Lord how long!

I think it is important that Muslims across the West are not persecuted for the actions of a small minority intent on exporting their violence in the service of destroying western democracies. I'm reminded of the words of an Arab publisher:

"It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims."

From an article in the Telegraph called: Innocent religion is now a message of hate

What can we say, well turning to Revelation is always a source of hope and encouragment to me when times are tough. What do we find there, God's mercy triumphs over the most despicable of human evil in the end.


1 comment:

Scot McKnight said...

My ears are burning.