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.
I am confused by the absolute silence of the pro-life movement concerning the inhumane treatment of infants and children being held in cages on our Southern border. Why are they not expressing their outrage of ripping children away from their parents and family members and caging them in concentration camp like conditions?
Pro-birth does not equate to pro-life. When the pro-lifers remain silent as they watch young children being treated worse than stray dogs and cats it tells me all I need to know about their morality and humanity.
True Christian discipleship means faithfulness in living like the one we follow. I do not remember anywhere in the Gospels where Jesus berates, castigates, or condemns anyone for their race or sexual orientation.
I do remember him saying multiple times that we are to love each other more than we love ourselves. Maybe our spirituality should be determined more by how much we love rather than all the things we condemn…just a thought
I guess this could be filed under some things just never change…or maybe do unto others, just don’t get caught.
I would love to see what ol’ Will would say about the lying pig that is now in office. I doubt most of it would be fit for public consumption.