September 18 2014
THE nerve. The sheer nerve of threatening children and staff outside their Catholic primary school.
How dare these cowards threaten to “slaughter the Christians” on the footpath outside the Our Lady of Lebanon Church in Harris Park.
FOR where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
What makes me so angry about this is that it happened at my local church — the church where I wept tears of joy when I got married eight
years ago and stood beside the Baptismal Font as my niece and nephew were Christened.
It’s the church where I wept tears of sadness farewelling my grandmother last year and attending funerals of other loved ones.
It is also the Church where I can be found most Sunday evenings — taking solace in the comforting words of God and in the comforting arms of fellow churchgoers.
‘SLAUGHTER CHRISTIANS’ THREAT TO SCHOOL
But rather than seek revenge or retribution. I will pray. I will pray for these miserable excuses of humans who think it’s manly to drive by in a car threatening innocent children.
I will pray that God takes pity of their pathetic lives and grants them the sense to grow the f*** up.
Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Growing up Lebanese in Sydney is hard. Growing up Lebanese with the surname Saleh is even harder. My entire life I have had to answer whether I was a Muslim, whether I found Ramadan hard, why I don’t wear a burqa ...
But this isn’t about Muslim v Christian.
Let’s call this for what it is — pure evil personified. Some of my closest friends are Muslim and they are ashamed of what is happening.
Our parents did not leave their war-torn countries only to witness this kinds of moral-less behaviour in the very country that has afforded us a peaceful life — one free of bombings and murders.
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.