On my mind
I wrote the following post on December 18 of last year. I didn't post it - not for any reason except that I wasn't posting anything for a while. I looked at it today to see if it could be updated or used. I decided that updating it would be impossible - it's filled with references to specific events in time. I decided to post it anyway, because I think the question at the end is timeless.
What is on my mind today?
I read about the president of a major Christian university speaking about using guns to stop the Muslims before they get here. I read about Trump's frightening thoughts about discrimination and hatred toward Muslims. I see Facebook posts from Franklin Graham that stir up hatred toward Muslims. This is all on my mind.
Christ shared a radical love with us. It is a love that does not leave room for racism or hatred of other individuals or groups of people. It is a love that does not leave room for the violent action proposed by Jerry Falwell, Jr. The words of these so-called Christians (although I don't know if Trump calls himself Christian or not) are not Christian. They are not like Christ.
What's on my mind today? How do we respond to people in a Christ-like manner, because that is what we are called to do.