Of all the images coming out of Egypt the ones over which I pause are those of protesters stopping in the midst of their activity to pray. Right there in the middle of the street. With police just a few feet away. The commitment and urgency of the movement into which so many have joined comes to a screeching halt so that Allah may be honored. Allahu akbar. God is the greatest.
I find it hard to put into words what stirs in my heart when I see these pictures. Harder still is to translate the tears that spring forth with the picture above. The ring of men encircling those at prayer are Christians.
When I think about the ugly rhetoric of some Christian voices on this side of the pond who want to paint all Muslims with a single terrorist brush, this image defies the fear at the root of those claims. And so much more.
God is the greatest. May our actions reflect that.