Sunday, January 29, 2017

 

Sunday Reflection: And the Christians?


On Friday, President Trump signed an order barring citizens of seven nations from entering the US for the next 120 days, and indefinitely barring refugees from Syria. He did say that he would consider exceptions for Christians.

It appears that the people who took Trump "seriously but not literally" were just as wrong as the people who took him "literally but not seriously," since he is now doing exactly the things that he promised he would do.

Barring refugees (unless they are Christian)? Getting rid of health care for the poor?  Building a literal wall between ourselves and our neighbors?

Will the Christians in this nation resist these things, as the faith compels?

Or, as I fear, is American Christianity largely about a comfortable life for American Christians?

Comments:
Here is my post for today, titled "You Cannot be A Christian Without Living Like a Christian," words spoken yesterday by Pope Francis. https://susanjoan.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/you-cannot-be-a-christian-without-living-like-a-christian/.

 
I spent this morning after church writing to my US representative, two US Senators, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan asking them to have the courage to be the checks and balances to the executive branch that we need them to be. It made me feel like I was at least doing something.
 
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