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.
Sermons don’t have to be long to be powerful. This is a perfect example.
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