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human dragons…

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Powerful words, and a powerful perspective on a real danger…

One of my favorite Fantasy/Science Fiction authors, Ursula K. LeGuin, wrote  that “dragons aren’t real…but they’re true.”  I believe that.

And there’s a good reason why even just the thought of dragons frighten us. We instinctively know they are evil.

For anyone to horde life-saving resources while allowing 820 million of my brothers and sisters to remain chained in the shadow of hunger cannot be called anything less than evil. Allowing 20,000 of our family to succumb to the ravages of hunger every single day is evil incarnate.

So Melissa is spot on. Her tweet is absolutely correct. There are far too many human dragons in our midst. They are known as Billionaires.

 

passive acceptance is cooperation

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says '"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr.'

It is not enough to silently disagree with the corruption and evil of the current president and his administration. That silence gives tacit approval to the overt racism being spewed. That silence is seen by the predator-in-chief as acquiescence to concentration camps and draconian immigration policies.

We cannot allow our silence to be seen as support. We cannot allow our silence to encourage this cancerous evil in the white house.

Stand up. Speak out. Take action. Resist the evil that you see. In the end it is a spiritual matter.

Vote as if we believe the Gospel…

We are living in an age where our every word, our every action, must clearly demonstrate our faithfulness to Jesus Christ. This constant and consistent demonstration of discipleship includes using the gift of our citizenship to live an intentional lifestyle of love and compassion. That means we must use our opportunity to vote to stand up for the true values of the Gospel.

We must vote. And we must vote for love and compassion.

a historical perspective

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I do not know if the liar-in-chief is a pedophile, as has been claimed. I do not know if the Biggest Liar in the United States (#BLOTUS) is a pervert as has been reported.

I do know that he is a self-avowed sexual predator. And that fact alone is enough for me to want him removed from public office as fast as legally possible. Every minute he remains in office increase the irreparable shame that stains our country’s honor and our global reputation.

History will indict us. The verdict will not be kind. It will be just, but it will not be kind.

let’s get real…

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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.