If you kept your heart to marvel at the daily miracles of life, your pain will not be surprised less than your joy.
Khalil Gibran, The prophet
Christianity was born in the East, and always in the East has experienced schisms and divisions. We don’t know enough about the ancient Christian communities living in muslim coutries. The 31 of december 2010, a car bomb exploded in Alexandria of Egypt, provoking a massacre of Coptic Christians: Western chronicles emphasized the front page events, but not enough to tell the history of places and people.
Being a religious minority means to resist. Middle East, pale of interfaith, is becoming a ghetto and not only minorities will pay the price of this situation, but also the concept of faith and spirituality. Behind this tragic evolution of social relations, there is the History, the Past of these communities, from where we can draw to give a different thickness to events and to their future.
The story of the Christians of the Middle East is a normal life, divided between homes and altars, sacred and hidden places, parties, tears and love.