Peace on Earth?
This is a native Texan couple that lives merely a few zip codes away from ISIS territory. Their work is to bridge relationships between Christians and Muslims, as well as connect Iraqi children to vital medical care, and organize financing for Iraqis to start their own businesses. Their two children have lived in the ME their whole lives, and consider it their home. As you can read in Jeremy’s Washington Post article HERE, they have not been immune from danger. In fact, in many ways, they have been on the “front lines” as much as many military personnel I’ve been privileged to know over the last several years.
But for the Courtneys, waging this kind of peace between peoples is the best way they know how to find peace within themselves. Saying no to this calling of what they call “Pre-emptive Love” would leave them at war within their own hearts. And peace on earth cannot happen without peace of heart.
Have they asked me to ask this of you? No. Their advice to us?
Go to your local Mosque, and extend a hand of friendship. If you’re a Muslim, go to your local church or synagogue and do the same. This is scary for most of us, yes.
But true love always is.