Saturday, February 05, 2011

MLK's dream, recast

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.

photo from Imgur

13 comments:

Jayne said...

Amen.

*karendianne. said...

Thank you for posting this.

Salem Stitcher said...

Thank you for this. I am awestruck.

The Bug said...

I had heard about the Christians protecting the Muslims - it brings tears to my eyes too.

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

I wish more people were aware of this happening.

Stratoz said...

thanks for sharing this photo and your thoughts. both are beautiful.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I've just found this post and am so grateful for your insight. I'm writing a post linking to it. blessings, marlene

Pat - Arkansas said...

I came here by way of StichinByTheLake, and am so glad that I came. The photo made my heart constrict and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

Michelle said...

I came here through StitchinByTheLake too, and I am grateful to see your post too. God bless you. I'll be stopping by again.

Suze said...

I came vai the Lake too. How beautiful this is.

Sharon said...

Found your blog through Stitchinbythelake...beautiful and thanks for sharing!

diamondstatecurlygurl said...

StitchinByTheLake is my Mom, and I am SO thankful to God for giving me to her! She and my father taught me unconditional love for humankind, and model a life of service to others and love for the Lord. So as she recognized the importance of this post, so did I. I am a high school teacher and have many teenage "friends" on Facebook - I've shared the link to your message there, thank you so much for this beautiful reminder!

Robert Brault said...

May I add my "Amen" to this piece and thank StitchinByTheLake for steering me here.

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