And this example is not a Christian example. I’ve shared this story with a number of people before, but I think it is a wonderful testament to love of neighbor and one might even say love of “enemy.”
It is no secret that Christians and Muslims have not always been able to maintain peaceful relationships. Some might even count Christians and Muslims as enemies, though I most certainly do not.
But, here is a story of true neighborly love, like Jesus was speaking of in the gospel reading today. A group of Egyptian Muslims gathered to form a human shield around a church where Coptic Christians were celebrating mass. I’d recommend reading the article at the Huffington Post and following the link from there to the rest of the article.
May God give us all the courage to love everyone, regardless of whether they believe differently than us.