Brrr. It is chilly in my town.
A look back:
Seven years ago a man who is part of a small and influential group of families in my town decided to visit an area mosque. Bible in hand, he informed his newly found friends that the Good Book tells him he is to love his neighbor. Just wanted to stop by… have a little chat… you know, good community relations.
The uni-enemy replied: You are an infidel. We cannot associate with you.
Fast forward to springtime and this chilly season:
The mosque has decided to embark on expansion. To do so, adjacent housing and the commercial property across the street must be acquired. The business in question, is owned by the friendly Christian man. Offers made on his property are countered with a head-spinning sum of $$.
It is a cautionary tale.
Community relations are important; memories can be a bitch; and the Biblical Christian charity is now Word-of-God as sword.
‘Tis a bit chilly.
The editor will continue to follow the story where it leads. And as always, it is human interest which drives most stories because human beings are the most complex creatures of God’s invention. Without “us” there would be no need for journalism.