Six churches in Baghdad, Iraq were bombed today, killing four people and wounding 32 others, according to a CNN report.
While there have been occasional attacks at American churches, such as the man who shot a pastor in Illinois or the gay rights protesters who interrupted services at another church, by and large we Americans have no idea what it is like to go to church and fear you might die or suffer persecution.
As I lift up my brothers and sisters in Baghdad, I pray that I might have their commitment to Christ. As Paul said, "I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me." (Galatians 2:19-20)