You might miss this in the national press, but conversions to Christianity across the Muslim world are spiking. Nothing inspires people to consider the faith more than martyrs, and in that strange twist of fate, as Muslim groups have pressed down on Christians, more and more Muslims are inspired to convert. And by convert, I mean something good. I don’t consider conversion a dirty word. I stopped worrying about trying to convert others when it dawned on me that the ones telling me it is wrong to convert others were trying to convert me.
There is still much violence, much hatred. Human slavery is at unprecedented levels in the world. But it’s a start. Lighting a candle in the darkness might not light the entire room, but it’s a start.