Tuesday, September 7, 2010
I thought for sure that I had misunderstood what I heard coming from the TV this morning, a Christian pastor, from Florida, was calling on his congregation to commemorate 9/11 by burning a copy of the Koran. Then I heard it on the radio in my car on the way to work, still I am finding this hard to believe. Here in the U.S., a country built on the notion of religious freedom, the head of a Christian Church wants his people to burn the holy book of another faith? In Luke 10:27 we are called to love God with our whole heart and soul and our neighbor as yourself. If we believe that we are all mad in the image and likeness of God why are we so quick to judge others? Dr. Cornel West said "Justice is what love looks like in public." What is needed today is a conversion of heart-we don't need to judge others, that clearly should be left to God. Our conversion needs us to remember that everyone is God incarnate, and how we treat others is how we treat God in them.