A Christians’ Response to Terrorism

A Christians’ Response to Terrorism

I’ve been thinking.

Recently I’ve heard that a Christian leader I highly respect was leading a forum on ‘The Christian response to Terrorism’.

While I’d really like to hear that discussion, I began to think about my own attitude.

Oh, I pray for our country that we will be protected from such attacks…for the wider Christian church and for those who are presently suffering because of terrorist attacks…but what are my true-deep-down-honest thoughts about these terrorists?

Can I love these people who are so full of hatred and evil intent? Have I ever even thought of praying for these people?

How much time have I spent crying for the children sent into crowds with bombs attached to their young bodies?  Could I ever love these people carrying out such atrocities?

Can I love them as Jesus does?