Is friendship between Muslim and Christian young people just an illusion?
Not according to the 14 young people who came to ‘It’s a kind of Magic’ last Sunday afternoon, who enjoyed spending time together talking about their faith, watching some magic tricks and even learning and trying some for themselves. We watched in amazement as Christian magician Matt put a spoon in his mouth, turned it 180 degrees clockwise without using his hands, and then pulled out a fork! (Still don;t know where that spoon went…)
We ate food together, laughed together and played some fun games. We talked about miracles, whether we’d seen any, and if they were possible. We learned about what it meant in Christianity and Islam.
Ali, a year 7 Muslim said, “they listen to your point of view”, when asked what he learned about Christians. A Christian attendee said, “we both believe in miracles,” when asked what she found she had in common with her Muslim peers.
For some people in the world it might seem that Christians and Muslims getting along would be a miracle, or a very clever magic trick, but for the group that came on Sunday it is a reality.