I am writing to you to tell you that you accomplished your mission. Today, the news of your actions in Brussels dominated my stream of thought. You have been on every channel, on every radio station, the topic of every news article and headline report. You have stricken fear into the hearts and minds of millions, no, billions, of innocent men and women – Christians and Muslims, black and white, American, Belgian, Tunisian, or Iraqi.
I am also writing to tell you that I am not one of those people.
“‘A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.’” (Matthew 13:4-9)
Disclaimer: I am not a zealot. I will not bash down your door, lecture you about the evils of your heathen ways, or urge you to repent. I will not be voting Theocratic in 2016.
But Christians – we need to talk.