Muslim and Christian Good Neighbors


Michael Kelley / Non-Aligned Media

How easy it is to forget that we all are brothers in this one human race, especially when we see and hear stories about the evil acts which are committed more and more often these days, intending to drive people apart and to make them fear and hate one another. But there is yet hope, it is in the heart that is unselfish and shows mercy on the meek, and judges the cause of the oppressed. It isn’t about whose religion is the right one, but about who’s heart is pure.

In Egypt, Coptic Christians were attacked by the military for protests following the destruction of their church building by a radical Islamic group. Muslim Egyptians, instead of responding to government attempts to incite hatred, joined the Copts and swelled the ranks of the protest until the government could not suppress it.

In Kenya, militant terrorists seized a bus and ordered the passengers to hand over the Christians. Instead of complying, the Muslim women covered the Christian womens’ heads with hijabs, while males were physically concealed. Defying the hijackers, they asked, “why don’t you just kill us all?” The terrorists left in frustration.

In Pakistan a Christian janitor gave his life to stop a suicide bomber from entering a cafeteria packed with young Muslim women who were students there.

In Canada…

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

“A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.  So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him. The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Look after him,’ he said, ‘and when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have.’

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