As sad as this seems to be, it is actually worse. Today there would be those in the crowd who would be heckling Jesus and accusing him of socialism, pandering to the poor for votes, and questioning both his ethics and his motives.
And the saddest part is that much (if not most) of this criticism would be coming from those claiming to follow him…right wing evangelicals.
When those that care join together with one voice there is unimaginable power. We can truly transform the world. Never be afraid to stand up and speak out. It’s the only way to overcome the lying and the greed.
I’ve spent the majority of my life working to end hunger. I know from personal experience that by working together we can change the world. It starts with speaking up for those who cannot be heard and standing up for those who cannot be seen.
Faulkner says it far better than I can. Read his quote again. But, achieving a world of peace and justice, a world where honesty, truth and compassion holds sway, is possible. We can achieve a world where caring trumps greed, lying, and hatred.
I want that world. Let’s stand up and speak out, and let us not be afraid to continue speaking out until we transform our world into a place where love truly trumps fear and hatred.