Who are the children of Abraham? They are Jews, Muslims and Christians-all who claim father Abraham as their progenitor of faith. And that connection, which is so powerful, is severed again and again as any of the faith groups acts in opposition to the other groups.
Why aren't more Christians and Muslims speaking out against vile vandalism against synagogues? Why aren't more Christians and Jews standing with Muslims who want to build a mosque?
Discrimination against any of the children of Abraham is discrimination against a family member. And bigotry demonstrated against any child of God is an indignity that must not go unchallenged.
The thread of family that has continued through thousands of years must be honored and all people, god's people, deserve dignity, a decent and peaceful life, and a deep knowledge that they are valued and valuable.
We are walking the same road through life. We should be doing it hand in hand. I think that is doing God's work.
This is Roy Lloyd.
[Originally presented as a commentary on 1010 WINS New York City]