What’s that Again?

I’m not sure how closely people follow the RSS feeds below but I’m drawing on one of them heavily today. (Yeah, I know the RSS feeds may be the ONLY thing some people read.) I’m also ashamed to admit that I had pulled this particular feed off the page for a few weeks because it was maybe bordering on being too political at a time that we simply wanted to focus on something else. But today I really want to remember that There is a crack in everything; that’s how the light gets in. Perhaps it is also a good day to realize that there is always hope.   A woman in my office had her first child this week and I was reminded of Kahlil Gribran saying that our children are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.  They will accomplish much that we have not but we really can’t leave these things for someone else to fix.  ON the day that Leonard Cohen passed away I can hear his words telling us that love is not a victory march, It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah. And this makes me wonder, have we simply forgotten the point of it all?

“What’s the point of Christianity if during a historic refugee crisis, Christians refuse to protect, accept, and help refugees?

What’s the point of Christianity if believers actively oppose immigrants from pursuing a better life, and promote humans beings that are created in the image of God to be detained, separated from their families, arrested, and sent back to impoverished and violent conditions?

What’s the point of Christianity if people who worship the Prince of Peace also vigorously support policies that vilify entire people groups, actively seek death, and kill tens of thousands of people each year?”

“You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” Anne Lamott