Sunday, August 31, 2008
Orissa: Some links
The week of violence that Christians endured in Orissa is heartbreaking. My understanding is that things have cooled down some, but prayers are needed even more as Christians must now choose their response to evil, hatred, and violence. I have no idea what will happen to all the people who have had their homes burned down. Pray that they will choose love - that we will choose love when faced with hate.
These are some links if you want to know more about what has happened. This one gives a bit of history of the tension over conversion laws. This one details what has happened in Orissa this week, and please be advised that it includes some graphic images.
Thank you for praying! It is easy to say we are blessed because we are not facing this persecution, but of course the Bible says differently and promises blessing for these who have had everything taken from them.