Tag Archives: love

I couldn’t agree more…

When I was nineteen I swore an oath to defend my country. I have seen nothing in the intervening 50+ years that releases me from that promise.

My tweets, my Facebook posts, and my blog are all attempts to remain faithful to that oath I made when I became a Marine. I love this country far too much to allow a lying whoremonger to destroy all that it stands for around the world.

as Trump’s cruelty increases…

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.

With the intentional and ever increasing violence and cruelty being enacted against immigrants and asylum seekers, it is time to remember these words of President Roosevelt. The Trump administration is daily ripping away at the true values and character of our nation. Unless we stop this madness we will all live to see the death of democracy as we have known it.

God will not hold us Guiltless

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Faithfulness to the Gospel demands nothing less. God will not hold us guiltless for silence in the face of evil.

Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred for his opposition to Hitler. His words remind us that authentic spirituality requires a real and costly  discipleship.

welcome the stranger…

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?