Thursday, December 25, 2014
Peace on Earth
At a time when much of the world is wishing for peace on earth, there does not seem to be much of it. In the Holy Land, an eleven year old Jewish girl and her father were burnt by a Molotov cocktail hurled at their vehicle today by Arabs. In Syria and Iraq, the slaughter continues unabated, even on Christmas Day. Muslims are killing Muslims in these places, but they are also specifically targeting Christians. Areas controlled by the Islamic State are by now either free of Christians or the indigenous Christians who have been there for two thousand years are hiding for their own survival. After another young black man was gunned down by the law in Missouri, rioting has now been rekindled there. In this time that calls for good will toward men, there is precious little of it.