“I wish I had more time. I wish I could have hoped for freedom to see my family once again”,! whispered James Foley, the United States journalist just before the hooded Englishman of ISIS (the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria) swung his sword to behead Mr. Foley in the name of Allah.
How sad that so many of us, whatever our political stripe, support a cause or ideology which betrays humanity in the process! Once we accept God as love, then the hate and hostility diminish or vanish. But how can we love members of ISIS, or anyone we dislike? That appropriate choice is for each of us to make whether, through prayer or behavior. However, our selection must spring from love and compassion for our brothers and sisters. We do this, and we have touched the heart of Christianity and humanity.