The Church has a choice: solidarity with suffering or with power!

"Cross or Crown" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Cross or Crown” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward


We’re watching it happen. Rather than aligning itself with the marginalized, the disenfranchised, the persecuted, and the suffering, it has chosen to align itself with power and those who want and wield it.

I’m grateful to see some churches and some Christians make the right choice, no matter what the cost.


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2 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    I am not sure the church-people see it that way.

    In their view, by moving towards more political power, they will help the entire US society to become (a) more legislated according to (selected) parts of the Bible; or (b) more aware of the poor and the need to overcome racism.

    The first view is from the white evangelicals. The second view is from the black evangelicals.

    Granted, there are churches that have disavowed all political involvement, and I admire them greatly. They are quietly working among the poor, homeless, sick and those in prison. Though I can somewhat ‘pick up’ on their overall political views… when I do sense their views… it is so incredibly ‘second place’ in the conversation.

    We are a divided country in some areas.

    I think the cure, if you will, is in people like myself. I have been thinking about getting involved with the orthodox Catholic food bank down the road. When people discover that a transsexual can share God’s love just like a white orthodox Catholic, then the unsaved world pauses for a moment.

    “They will know you are my disciples by your love for each other”. I think Jesus was on target with that expression. 😉

  2. I’ve been thinking about getting more involved locally as well.