It breaks my heart to realize that while I have been critical of radical Islam, there are people who think they are doing the will of God and pleasing Jesus by murdering those who commit the immoral. It really leaves me little ground to be too harsh toward those misguided people who commit other atrocities in the name of Allah.
As Pogo once said, "We have met the enemy, and it is us." We Christians have been our own worst enemies when it comes to spreading the Gospel.
We've done it through making abortion and homosexuality our two societal concerns -- rather than also being compassionate and responding like Jesus to the condition of those around us (yes, even when that condition is self-inflicted).
We have done it by making people think that Jesus would vote a certain way.
We have done it by majoring in minors -- and fighting among ourselves. No army that fights itself is going to win the war.
I could go on and on. But my prayer is that Jesus might pour cold water over us and wake us up! That HE might be THE issue! And that the perfect love of Jesus might be manifested in His people.
O God, let this happen!