An ancient religious leader said, “Love Your Enemies”. Over the years, many Americans have questioned that leader and even
Fast forward to 2018, where war is suddenly respectable, even among followers of his religion. Where increasingly violent attacks on people and property are excused as “protest”. Where the presumption of innocence is trampled in our stampede to condemn. Where respectful disagreement seems a distant memory. What has happened to us?
The differences between these parties are – I almost said undeniable, but even physiology is deniable in our day. We deny much that our parents believed, deny even the ability to know male from female, let alone masculine from feminine. And the more we deny, the
And that’s the clue: Our anger and confusion about even these, perhaps the most obvious facts of our existence.
The clue – our anger and confusion about obvious things – means this war is moving our nation
If we want to stop this war, we have to stop denying what is good and pure and obvious. We have to stop following and being bullied by people who tear down the beautiful things our parents and grandparents revered. We might even stop to remember that Jesus was right: It is love and not anger that rejoices in the truth and leads us back to peace.