- Image by Fr Antunes via Flickr
My 7-year-old helped me pick the picture for today. He thought it was a target. I thought that fit rather well since the church is one of the most frequently targeted groups. The church is under constant attack from the government, media, individuals, other religious groups, and even from its own members.
What those who attack the church fail to realize is that persecution is the single most effective way to grow the church. Goverments and businesses need peace and stability to grow. Churches are like muscles. If you shred them in painful and excrutiating exercise they will grow back stronger than ever.
The church in China and a few nearby nations are experiencing the severest persecution at this point in history, and the church is growing faster there than anywhere else.
So maybe this church window was made to look like a target on purpose. What do you think?