Forgiveness: Muslims Moved As Coptic Christians Do The Unimaginable.
Attacks at two Coptic Orthodox churches in Egypt’s Nile Delta killed more than 40 people and injured over 100 others during Palm Sunday services. This was the deadliest since earlier in December, on the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, when a bomb went off in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Cairo, killing 29, mostly women and children. Both attacks were claimed by ISIS. No doubt, fears, frustrations and anger would be its immediate reactions. The wife of the slained guard who redirected the suicide bomber through the metal detector, said in a TV interview, that she forgave the killer. A deep realisation among the Copts had been taking root through the words of Jesus Christ, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” In the face of the enormity of these atrocities committed against Coptic believers in Egypt, their forgiveness reveals the strength of their faith. In their vulnerability, their forgiveness had empowered their powerlessness in the midst of evil, and extends the Hand of reconciliation in the Almighty. This report by Christianity Today informs us on its aftermath.
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