The persecution of Christians is no surprise to anyone who knows the scriptures and knows history.  Even Jesus predicted it.  But it doesn’t mean we should stand idly by, temporarily safe in our free country, and ignore the suffering of our brothers and sisters.  The church should be protesting and sponsoring families and lobbying for easier immigration for oppressed Christians.

Awash as we are in ‘First World Problems,’ we forget that our fellow believers suffer, and die, for what we take so casually.  Here’s a post that details some of what is happening in the world today.

https://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/03/21/why-the-media-doesnt-cover-jihadist-attacks-on-middle-east-christians/

I find it endlessly troubling that we see non-stop commercials and FB posts and all the rest about rescue animals that need to be adopted, and about every kind of perceived insult and slight by various groups in our society.

But this, this mass persecution, barely gets a nod.

Shame on me. Shame on us.  As believers, we should repent and act.  And as a nation, we should stand for the oppressed like we once did.

Do you think it would help if we described them ‘shelter Christians in need of adoption by a loving home?’

Edwin

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