Sorry I’ve been out of touch for a while. I’ve been busy.
Now, what can I tell you about Christians, their beliefs and practises? They sing hymns a lot, but I expect you already knew that.
I’m fascinated by their prayers. They have formal prayers at set times, of course, which someone leads on their behalf, but they also feel able to talk to Allah at any time, anywhere. In fact, Matt tells me that he can just think a prayer to Allah, and often does.
And here’s something I read in the Bible Matt gave me. It’s from a book of the Bible called Matthew, and it comes in chapter 6.
It’s Jesus speaking to some of his students: “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Please note how the students are encouraged to regard Allah as their Father in heaven. It seems strange to us, doesn’t it? But Matt says Christians do it all the time, almost taking it for granted!