the darkness keeps trying . . .

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness does not overcome it.” (The Gospel of St. John, 1:5)

But the darkness keeps trying. In case you haven’t noticed, there has been a deeply disturbing increase in what is being called “religious cleansing” in Muslim-majority countries like Iraq, Iran and Egypt. Today’s Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled, “Iran Targets Christians With a Wave of Arrests.” For the most part the leaders of the world have been silent in their condemnation. One welcome exception is French President Nicolas Sarkozy in his speech yesterday to a gathering of religious leaders.

Let us pray for our brothers and sisters  . . .  and for a public outcry against the attacks. And let us remember, that try as it may, the darkness does not, will not, can not overcome the Light.

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