We are continually surrounded by the news and the media of our world and our country in violent unrest.
I am not a political person, especially as a pastor and a preacher. However, my heart breaks at the violence that we are bearing witness. My heart breaks with the polarization of our world and our country, whether it is between:
Democrats and Republicans, or
liberal Christianity and conservative Christianity, or
Christians and non-Christians and the Spiritual but not Religious, or
ethnic and racial heritages, or
gender identities and sexual preferences.
It breaks my heart that as a society we have sought to label and to box people in for the purpose of division rather than seeking understanding and unity. Read the rest of this entry »