Palm Sunday marks the start of Christians’ Holy Week. It’s a time of reflection and forgiveness before Easter.
While this is a time when we normally stock up on chocolate bunnies and spiral hams, we can sometimes forget what this week truly means.
For our Christian brothers and sisters abroad, it means attending church at all costs. Even your life.
Explosions ripped through two churches in Egypt this morning targeting Coptic Christians in worship.
The Sun reports:
At least 26 people have been killed and more than 40 were injured after a bomb exploded inside a packed Egyptian church as worshippers celebrated Palm Sunday.
A second blast happened outside St Mark’s Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egyptian state media has reported.
At least six people were killed and 66 wounded after a suicide bomber detonated an explosion outside the church in the Manshyia district, Egyptian Health Ministry said.
It comes hours after a deadly blast ripped through St George’s Coptic Church, in Tanta, north of Cairo, just before 10am local time.
This is the second church bombing to strike Egypt in six months.
Last December, 25 people – many of them women and children – were killed in a suicide bombing that targeted Cairo’s largest Coptic cathedrals.
Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack.
Officials are unsure if a bomb was planted or a suicide bomber blew himself up.
Fox News is reporting that now at least 37 people were killed and 100 injured in total.
This week, we have to keep in mind Christians around the world. They will celebrate on Easter with their lives, not chocolate bunnies.
Please also keep in mind that Monday night begins the Jewish celebration of Passover.
Pray that ISIS will leave them to worship in peace.