Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Forget the Mosque at Ground Zero

As a Christian and an American, I do not care if the mosque is built near Ground Zero. Yes, it bothers me that the builders have not considered the feelings of Americans, but there is something that bothers me more.

There was a small Greek Orthodox church, St. Nicholas, at Ground Zero. It was destroyed when one of the towers fell on it. The landing gear from one of the planes that crashed into the towers plowed through the church.

We, as Christians, should be coming to the aid of this small church and rebuilding it. There are 70 families who no longer have a church to worship in. No final decision has been made in almost 10 years. The decision to build a mosque received almost immediate approval and faced very little obstacles. However, St. Nicholas did not get the same treatment.

Instead of complaining about the mosque, let us lift up this church in prayer and support it in whatever way we can. Let us rebuild the church for the glory of God.

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