Yesterday, I listened to a story on NPR's All Things Considered about a public meeting in Tennessee that broke my heart. The trouble in Tennessee over the building of a mosque has bothered me for a while. But listening to the cheers of supposed Christians when the burning of another mosque was mentioned made me ashamed to call myself a Christian.
My Christ isn't the same person as the Christ those people seem to worship. My Christianity isn't ruled by mob or tribal mentality. It isn't "us against them" but "we are all beloved children of God who should love one another as Jesus loved us." Jesus calls Christians to go forth and share the love of God with the world.
Share God's love.
Please, God. Share Your love with all of us.
We live--Praise God from whom all blessings flow!--in a country whose founders established freedom of religion as a basic right. People should be able to practice their faith without fear of harassment or harm. I want that right. I won't deny that right to others.
That's my stand.
Where do you stand?