HEARTENING CONVERSATIONS in the last 48 hours with 3 readers who, nearly a week after its appearance, approvingly quoted Richard Harries in The Times of 7th April:
“We Christians need to speak and witness to the faith in such a way that others see that to be a Christian is a way of including humanity, not excluding most of it.”
Opening hearts – and dropping the old persecution chestnuts – could be such a liberating exercise for all the religious traditions. Imagined persecution begets the real thing. Better to keep our imaginations in check.