Harsh, yes. But we all know it’s the unvarnished truth. We have all looked down that street, and we have all seen the terrible results.
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.
Authentic spirituality has little or nothing to do with what we profess to believe. It, however, has everything to do with how we live our daily lives and how we treat the least of these among us.
If you have the opportunity to share this with right wing evangelicals it would be considered an act of grace…
Jesus never said a word about homosexuality. He did, on the other hand, have plenty to say about feeding the hungry, loving the poor, the danger of greed, the love of wealth, and religious leaders being hypocrites.
Maybe it’s time right-wing evangelicals paid more attention to what Jesus actually taught than their fear of those that are different,,,just a thought…
As our nation goes to the polls today it is worth remembering that the climate of fear, hate and lies that the current administration espouses is not permanent. We have the power to chose a better, more noble, path. I pray we take it.