Yesterday, I listened patiently to the speech of the President of the Republic in memory of Jacques the Amela. With the same patience I have read the comments and articles. I remembered a sermon of Bishop Lebrun on 2 August 2016 and his statement that “evil is a mystery”. According to him, the last words of Jacques Amelia “Begone, devil” was a sign of his “faith in humanity”. Everywhere expressions of love, forgiveness and peace. And in the midst of all this benevolent and well-intentioned Bosnia in my ears is: “they have Healed the wound of My people lightly, saying “peace! world!”, and there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14). So after this anniversary I have any questions. And what if the truth of the father Amelia this decisive moment, the face of barbarism were true warrior? What if his Christianity was not confined to fashionable now to a blind love of peace, which praised everywhere in our decadent West?
To forgive? Change? Love? Yes, what they all say? Judas had changed after he had betrayed Christ? He was healing people by the Apostle and delivered with love forgiveness? No, his remorse and the realization of a perfect evil led him to suicide: “And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and went and hanged himself” (Matthew 27:5). I just can’t believe that all of these Islamists like Paul on the road to Damascus and wait only for our forgiveness, to change. No, I see them as Judases, who deliberately close their eyes to the message of love of Christianity, both in the East and the West, persecuted believers and priests, to quench his thirst of evil and pave the way for fundamentalist ideology.
But what about Christianity? As a religion, which, as we imagine, filled with love and peace, suffering and patience in suffering, can resist such a surge of evil (he, incidentally, is cyclical in history)? What other alternative to give the us surrounding the death of his father Amelia words apart from how to turn the other cheek and also to die a Martyr’s death? And how many more will continue? Until the complete disappearance of Christianity? Can we count on the secular (if not atheistic) state for the defense of the gospel? A dull and cowardly politicians? Is this the message of Christ?
I would like to believe that Christianity is a fighting religion that encourages not meekly submit to the harsh and bloody violence of the Islamists and the search for a hypothetical good in these people, and speaks of the need to fight tirelessly, and with weapons not of this world: “for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the destruction of strongholds they nisprovergatelem designs” (2 Corinthians 10:4). Jesus said, “I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). What is this victory not as the result of the struggle? “It is not peace I have come to bring, but a sword,” said Jesus. Are we willing to engage in such a struggle? I want to believe that though the father Hamel did not respond to the attack with the steel, as a Muslim fanatic, he is still armed with the sword of the spirit, as Paul wrote, and gave him her “Begone, devil” the same emotional wound that got Judas.
But what’s the point, you say, father Hamel was killed and Islamism won? Today, all far-sighted military thinkers agree to the following: no matter how powerful was not a projectile, he can’t destroy the ideology. Ideology can be defeated only similar weapons. And that Christianity has a decisive advantage. Amel, soldier of God, how I want it to be, struggled with the material world with the weapon that gave him the Lord. Whether we like it or not, he spoke out against this ideology. But he was alone. So, I think, on the background of this anniversary, the Christians, the next question is: what kind of Christianity do they need? That blows about the world, although it is not in sight? Or what is calling to take up God’s weapons and destroy it the only effective spiritual tool destructive ideology, which in different ways (including under the guise of a peaceful culture) is gaining momentum in our country (the eldest daughter of the Church) and gradually starts to choke us?