Gandhi has the truth of it. The Christ portrayed in the Gospels is full of love and grace. He is compassion and mercy incarnate.
There is little, if any, commonality with the sometimes rabid evangelicals claiming to follow Him and speak in His name. Ugly Evangelicals is a generalization, yet it has become far too accurate in describing so many who profess to be disciples of Jesus.
It is sad when Christians give Christ a bad name. But, isn’t that where we have now arrived?
What is interesting to me is that this was the word of the day before #BLOTUS came into power.
As more and more of the Republican in the House and Senate blindly join in lock-step to support #BLOTUS, we have to understand the depth of their treasonous behavior. They are putting self interest above their sworn duty. And they know that is what they are doing.
The president should be held fully accountable for all his disgusting words and actions. In my opinion that means impeachment and criminal charges. And if his toadies (is their a better word?) refuse to do their duty, they need to be removed from office and replaced with patriots.
If we do not use the gift of our citizenship we deserve what we currently have. And that is more than sad. It’s pathetic.
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.
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.
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.