Daily there has been cause for tears, with the murderous attacks and broadcasting of atrocities commited by ISIS.
Yesterday, 21 Christians from Egypt were brutally executed just for their belief. They were young men trying to make a living in Libya.
The event reminds me of Kenji Goto, the Japanese journalist who was executed recently, one of the two Japanese. He also was a confessing Christian. This was not widely reported, but can be read here and there.
There is a Wikipedia entry which mentions it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenji_Goto
A tweet of his which has gone viral, is rarely set into context of his Christianity. But it should be seen in light of his faith in Christ and his belonging to the family of faith.
The tweet gone viral is from Sept. 7, 2010: “Closing my eyes and holding still. It’s the end if I get mad or scream. It’s close to a prayer. Hate is not for humans. Judgment lies with God. That’s what I learned from my Arabic brothers and sisters.”
I also want to remember this courageous elderly woman at haranguing ISIS militants with verses from the Koran. Unfortunately, the Koran also has verses to embolden the criminals. Nevertheless, she is to be admired. She is courage defined.