This blog post makes me ashamed and angry on many levels, I do not believe I could be as courageous in the face of death. This shames me and probably many others who will choose to remain silent. The anger comes from the attack happening and being ignored by the mainstream media after an initial halfhearted report. We all understand in this fallen world that evil exists and there are going to be martyrs, but this is doesn’t excuse what happened. The fact that I was unaware of what happened until today tells me that coverage was minimal at best. The post below angers me because the truth sometimes hurts.
I am ashamed by the depth of my belief and sometimes despair I will ever change. I will admit I have always desired a deeper faith but have been unwilling to put in the work and effort required. Although I can attest to the power of prayer as I can now walk when Doctors and Physical Therapy seemed to feel that I had reached maximum improvement with just limited ability to walk. I had many people tell me they were praying for me to be able to walk independently, I wasn’t smart enough to know when to give up so I can walk better than staff ever thought I would be able to do. I am just telling you this so that you can understand I have no excuse for my spiritual laziness. I read stories like this and I want to almost weep in shame, but I don’t and wonder that I am not alone in this judging by what I read in the Christian/Catholic press. Please read the post below and I hope that you can take something positive from what the author writes.
When 22 people died outside a concert hall in Manchester, England, the media coverage was wall to wall. The cry went up that something must be done! Journalists followed the investigation. Press briefings were scheduled regularly. With broken hearts, we pored over color photographs of the victims, many of them only children, and we listened to bystanders describe their horror. The world grieved as the story unfolded for a week.
Five days later, 29 Christians in Egypt died when terrorists attacked their bus. Forty-two others were seriously injured and the assassins got away. That story vanished in less than 48 hours. No color photos. No interviews with authorities. No tragic details.
Here’s what you probably never heard. The Christian group of parents, grandparents, and children were traveling in two buses to pray at a monastery. Their vehicles were stopped by terrorists outside the town of Minya. After the buses were…
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