Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
WWJD? Yes, what would Jesus do? I think we all know. He would welcome the stranger, lift up the fallen, feed the hungry, and demonstrate compassion and love to all those seeking refuge and help.
Isn’t that exactly what we who call ourselves his disciples are supposed to be doing? Isn’t following the example of Jesus Christ exactly what should be reasonably expected of us?
Authentic Christian spirituality is demonstrated by our actions. A caring and compassionate response to those in need reflects the love of Christ.
A response to those in need based in fear, selfishness, greed and racial bigotry does not demonstrate God’s grace and mercy. These are not Christian values, nor is violence, especially directed toward the poor and the suffering.
Getting real means adopting a lifestyle of faithfulness to the Gospel. Real Christianity requires a radical discipleship to Jesus Christ that demonstrates His love and grace in all relationships and in our every action. And this is especially true in regard to how we treat the least of these among us.
It is well known and documented that our lying pig of a president is a cheater (in every sense of the word). He is so obsessed with winning that he will stop at nothing to come out on top. His cheating at golf is known to all and makes him a total laughing stock among those that play the game.
What makes this cartoon even more poignant is that it is too close to the truth to be funny. The Canadian cartoonist who penned it was fired the day after it was published. The truth hurts.
Our liar-in-chief is too big a racist to ever be polite or thoughtful enough to ask a drowned asylum seeker if he could play through. He would use them for a better lie, or (as is his normally practice), ignore the bodies as not important enough to interrupt his pathetic game.
His lack of compassion and morality reduces him to a sad figure lacking the necessary empathy for even basic humanity. The true shame, however, is not his anymore. Instead, it falls on every single House and Senate Republican that supports and protects him. They need to be legally removed from office as fast as he does.
His policy…his guilt.
And every member of the administration or congress supporting or enforcing Trump’s racist, immoral policies need to be charged right along with the Predator-in-Chief.
Defending actions that are obviously and inherently evil is not easy. The excuse of obeying the law does not fly. And blaming your actions on others also doesn’t work. Just ask all the Nazis who were tried for war crimes at Nuremburg at the end of World War II.
Every person in this corrupt administration who supports and defends the splitting up of asylum seeking families is guilty of evil. Creating internment camps for toddlers and infants is not defensible, period.
Call it crimes against humanity or anything else you want, But history will show that the actions taken on our border with Mexico will rank as another ugly, dark and evil episode in the history of the United States.
I do not claim to be a Biblical scholar, but I am fairly certain that Jesus didn’t invite the lost, the broken, the weary, and the stranger into concentration camps to help keep the nation of Israel racially pure.
And when He said, “let the little children come unto me…” I know it was not to rip them from their parents and throw them into cages.
The Predator-in-Chief, the Attorney General, and the majority of Republicans disagree. But, their understanding of faithfulness and discipleship is far different than mine.
I am not sure what their religious beliefs are, or who they claim as their spiritual guide. What I am sure of is they have nothing in common with with the Christ of the Gospels.
The closest I can see them coming to Christ is found in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25. It is in verses 31 when He tells them, “Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has be prepared for the devil and his angels.”