This from the front page of yesterday’s NY Times:
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And this from that story:
“Their faith in God is strong,” said the Rev. Gabriele Tooma, who heads the Monastery of the Virgin Mary, part of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Qosh, which opened its monastic rooms to 25 families in recent weeks. “It is their faith in the government that has weakened.”
For many of us, the opposite is true. We trust government more than we trust God.
What would we be willing to endure to switch that around? I thank God that I live under a stable government. But I don’t want my faith to rest in it.
Pray for these Christians in Iraq and other places from whom we have so much to learn.