Saturday, December 6, 2008

And of course much comes down to perspective...

Amidst all my gyrations over how to be Anglican/Episcopal/functional in North American Christianity, this (by email) was welcome perspective:

Speaking of danger, however, is always relative, because as we receive more news of the slaughter of our brother and sister Anglicans in the Nigerian Diocese of Jos by Muslim activists, we are aware that lives and families and church communities are being shattered by genocide directed atthose who believe in and follow Jesus. Pray for our Anglican family in Jos and the surrounding areas. Pray also that the government will follow through and actually arrest the guilty and punish them instead of letting them go. Muslims killing Christians has to stop being acceptable by governments charged with keeping justice and peace.

The red doors on many Anglican churches in North America are a reminder that the blood of Jesus and the blood of the martyrs have purchased and maintained for us the faith and access to God our Father. We come to the Father through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, and the faith is passed down to us and given to us by the faithful witness of those who give their life and blood for their faith in Jesus. May our Lord relieve their suffering,provide for their needs, and give them the courage to continue to stand,and may we be given the courage and faith to stand with them.

Blessings and peace in Christ Jesus,
The Rt. Rev. David C. Anderson, Sr.
President and CEO, American Anglican Council

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