A Bridge Between Christians and Muslims

I am touched by Reverend Ann Redding conversion story (see Article & News). To do what she did, takes an incredible courage and full humility. She should be aware that either community of Christians and/or Muslims might shun her. But she refuses to turn down God's offer. She commits herself to the ultimate learning experience by making herself a bridge between Christianity and Islam. As a Muslim, I feel saddened just to think that many Muslims out there will climb on the high horse of religiosity and declare her to be in the wrong. Many Christians would probably do the same. Christianity and Islam shares so many values in common, yet both demonstrate many opposing tenets as well. As I ponder upon her state, I felt fortunate to come across this reading in the Koran: "..and you will find the nearest in love to the believers those who say: "We are Christians." That is because among them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. And when they listen to what has been sent down to the Messenger, you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognized. They say: "Our Lord! We believe, so write us down among the witnesses. And why should we not believe in God and in that which has come to us of the truth? And we wish that our Lord will admit us along with the righteous people. So because of what they said, God awarded them with Gardens under which rivers flow, they will abide therein forever. Such is the reward of good-doers." (Koran: Chapter The Table-Spread:82-85) Dear Ann Redding, may God guide you closer to Him and may His light increase you in this world and the next. And to us all. Amin.
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1 Response Jun 24, 2007

How true mystikRage!