Our pastor ruminates about the Puritans “invading” the United States because they were escaping religious persecution. The myth becomes toxic as the Puritans excommunicate those not living up to their standards and cruelly taking native Indians’ land. Injustice pervades Christian history!
Our mega-church pastor teaches the act of being merciful and forgiving, quoting James 2:13 12 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, 13 because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment. 14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them?
Our mega-church reaches out in so many ways, boasting over 500 missional programs to help people, including serving a thousand people a day distributing food during the current pandemic.
Another pastor wails on FaceBook about injustices and being tearful because of our regrettable past.
None of these pastors have spoken out about the horrific trashing of our society by protesters nor what we should do to stand up to injustice. They certainly did not bring “outrageous injustice” to the table ten years ago or even a year ago.
Where do we fit in and how can we listen, learn, understand, and act?
We are looking for the answers.
Listen, Learn, Understand and Then Act.