There are many things about September 11, 2001 that I will never forget. But it’s the words of a Muslim stranger that I pray I will never forget.
This past Sunday was Pentecost. A day when Christians should have been celebrating the gift of the Holy Spirit. Rather than celebrating the tongues of fire that descended upon the Apostles, we witnessed the flames of social injustice sweep through our cities.
In Judaism, full forgiveness on Yom Kippur only comes after one has sought forgiveness from those they have wronged. Jesus establishes the same standard for his discples.