See the photograph above? There are about 10,000 Christians who live in Gaza, you know. It would appear that our Catholic brother is none too happy about something that occurred in his neighborhood.
The CIA World Factbook supplies the following information about Christians living in Palestine.
Learn more at Wikipedia. Then read about efforts at reconciliation between Palestinian Christians and Messianic Jews amidst the current conflict. Here’s a taste,
What we see is that individuals who have been active in Musalaha for more than 2 years are writing statements to each other, such as the following:
“Brothers and sisters in Jesus, In this time of trials and tribulations, let us not lose sight of what Jesus came to the earth to teach us. And that is Love. The greatest power that conquers all. Only God’s love can teach us how to love and forgive our enemies, even if they trample you under their feet. … I pray that the Lord shows all of us what love really means through His eyes and that He brings comfort to those with shattered hearts. Much much LOVE to everyone!” – Deborah Holtz, Israeli participant
“Hi brothers from the other side of the wall, are we both doing the same mistake, by watching and listening to the media that is making us look only at our people? I hope not, for I have done that, and look at me making sure only my people are doing well and praying for them. For I am sorry that I am doing that, and I am sending the message over the walls with no rockets attached to tell you I pray for you and for the people in Israel and for you leaders as well and same for mine. Let’s all step out for the light that we have needs to be shine in these dark moments. —Saleem Anfous, Palestinian participant
Just a little something to remember while praying for peace.