• Hangin’ with Jesus

    The political left stands against gun violence saying a person’s right to bear arms cannot be valued over the lives of mass shooting victims. In response, the political right says “government laws should protect not infringe upon my inalienable rights.”

    The political right stands against abortion saying a woman’s right to choose cannot be valued over the life of a fetus/baby. In response, the political left says “government laws should protect not infringe upon my inalienable rights.”

    The Christian right has little trouble reconciling their Christian faith with a gun-rights stance. The Christian left is baffled if not angered by what seems so obviously inconsistent with the faith.

    To the question – WWJD? The Christian right is clear – Jesus absolutely stands on our side!

    The Christian left has little trouble reconciling their Christian faith with a woman’s-right-to-choose stance. The Christian right is baffled if not angered by what seems so obviously inconsistent with the faith.

    To the question – WWJD? The Christian left is clear – Jesus absolutely stands on our side!

    Neither side is correct. Jesus doesn’t stand on sides at all. Jesus hangs. He hangs crucified between our polarized positions, pinned down and stretched out by our righteous certainties.

    The only absolute that we should be claiming from our relationship with Jesus is our absolute need to approach it all with humility, assuming that God’s truth lies somewhere beneath.

    The best way to try and discern that truth is to do so together.

    – Rev. Will

     

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