Firebombs were thrown at three more churches in Malaysia on Sunday and another was splashed with black paint, the latest in a series of assaults on Christian houses of worship following a court decision allowing non-Muslims to use “Allah” to refer to God. Despite the attacks, thousands of Christians nationwide attended Sunday services and prayed for national unity and an end to the violence.
Let’s face it- those Malaysian Christians seem a whole lot more devoted and faithful than most European and American ones- who won’t bother to go to Church if the weather doesn’t perfectly suit them. Hence, it’s difficult to imagine most going to worship if they feared firebombing.
Perhaps, then, rather than suggesting we ought to pray for them, maybe they should be praying for us.