Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas -- Remembering Other Christians in Your Prayers

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

And as we give thanks at Church or the privacy of our homes, please also remember those Christians around the world that are not so lucky to live in a nation tolerant of their religion, but instead face stiff persecution. Here is more on this topic from Mark Steyn:
On this Christmas Eve, one of the great unreported stories throughout what we used to call Christendom is the persecution of Christians around the world. In Egypt, the “Arab Spring” is going so swimmingly that Copts are already fleeing Egypt and, for those Christians that remain, Midnight Mass has to be held in the daylight for security reasons. In Iraq, midnight services have been canceled entirely for fear of bloodshed, part of the remorseless de-Christianizing that has been going on, quite shamefully, under an American imperium.

Not merely the media but Christian leaders in the west seem to be embarrassed by behavior that doesn’t conform to their dimwitted sappiness about “Facebook Revolutions”. It took a Jew to deliver this line:
When Lord Sacks, chief rabbi in England, rose in the House of Lords to speak about the persecution of Christians, he quoted Martin Luther King. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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