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I agree. Do you?

Even a cursory examination of the Gospels, even the most superficial comparison of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the words and actions of the #BLOTUS, is enough to see how great and how deep the chasm between the two. Donald Trump is the perfect example of how a nonbeliever speaks and acts.

Discipleship and faithfulness to Jesus Christ is a way of life. It’s a lifestyle that is both observable and easily identifiable. Anyone who honestly believes that Trump is a Christian, or even a good person, has no concept of who Jesus was or what he demands of those who follow Him.

The fact that over 80% of white evangelicals voted him into office speaks volumes about the lack of Biblical literacy in our nation.  The continued support given to him by those in the church should be a wake-up call for believers everywhere.

How anyone can follow the Christ of the Gospels and support Donald Trump is literally beyond my limited comprehension. I am willing to be enlightened, but I will readily admit I will take some serious convincing.

he has words…the best words

The entire world is questioning his sanity!

We all know that the President has words, even the best words. He has made that clear.

It just seems a shame he never uses his best words. Those best words are his secret vocabulary, hidden from the world and used only when he has a mouthful of KFC or chomping down on a big greasy cheeseburger.

We do know, however, that actions speak far louder than words. And watching the #BLOTUS tells us that there are many words, so many words, that can never be used to describe him. I think these are some of the best words he will never earn or even utter.

only when necessary

st francis of assisi:

One of the messages scrolling across the digital signboard of Forest Road United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia proclaims:

“Your life is the only Bible some people will ever read.”

Hopefully, the message those people read is one of faithfulness and love, where the grace and compassion of Christ is freely given and available to all.

distilling feelings into action

"I think one's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought to be distilled into actions which bring results." - Florence Nightingale:

We all have been told that the pen is mightier than the sword. And although I agree, words in and of themselves cannot change the world.

Yes. We need to express ourselves, and speak out against injustice in every form. Yes. We need to speak up for the oppressed and those unable to speak up for themselves.

But speaking up, speaking out, is not enough. We must come to the place where we distill our feelings into pure action. We need to translate our compassion and need for global justice into the pure eloquence of action. Only then will we achieve the global good we all seek.

words are not enough

One may explain water, but the mouth will not become wet. One may expound fully on the nature of fire, but the mouth will not become hot. — Takuan Soho

Words, no matter how wise or erudite can only represent. That’s why our words, even powerful words, such as love, compassion, and justice will never fully achieve the world we desire by themselves. Powerful words are just that: powerful words.

Powerful words need to be supported by powerful actions.

Love needs to be lived. Compassion needs to be shown. Justice needs to demonstrated.

Only then will the lonely will be comforted, will the hungry be fed and will the oppressed finally be set free.