In these times of every type of people group fighting with each other, this was a poignant reminder that people can work together and be kind. Also a reminder that when we do work together, the sky is the limit! I saw this picture and story and had to put the link here for you all to see. At a church in Baghdad, local Muslim residents placed a cross on a church and sat inside for a service. Not because they were Catholic, but because they were united in the cause to bring back their neighbors, who had been forced to flee by Al Qaeda. The service was conducted by a Catholic auxiliary bishop for the diocese. The bishop made sure to thank the "American solidiers of the 2-12 infantry battalion, many of whom had fought hard to secure these neighborhood streets. Members of the hard-fighting Iraqi Army 3rd Division also were here for this special day." The local Muslim people who attended, want the hue and cry to go out to their former Christian neighbors that the coast is clear, they are free to come home!
As the article says: "The Muslims in this neighborhood worry that other people will take the homes of their Christian neighbors and that the Christians never will come back. And so they came to St John’s in force, and they showed their faces, and they said, "Come back to Iraq. Come home." They wanted the cameras to catch it. They wanted to spread the word: Come home. Muslims keep telling me to get it on the news. "Tell the Christians to come home to their country Iraq."
For the article in it's entirety, click here. I would love for this to spread everywhere!