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"One prominent anti-Christian terrorist and human-rights abuser went on to write the Epistle to the Romans."

saul damascus pitts zurich biblePope Benedict XVI has been calling on Christians to pray for peace in the middle east, and adds that believers should “pray also for the terrorists, because they do not know that they are doing evil not just to their neighbor, but, first of all, to themselves.” Pray for terrorists? Pray for anything but swift and thorough vengeance to fall on their heads? Yes. Pray that the one good thing would happen to them, that they would fall into the hands of a living God who surely knows how to defeat his enemies, but is also able to do something greater: to convert them to serve him. This must be the line of thought that led the Pope, and which led Mike Potemra at National Review’s The Corner, to say

The Pope is reminding the world, and especially those who are engaged in great crimes against humanity, that no matter what they do they are not outside the province of God’s mercy and the call to repentance. (He knows that, for example, one prominent anti-Christian terrorist and human-rights abuser went on to write the Epistle to the Romans. . . .)

Well said!

hat tip: Urban Onramps

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