The notion of a infant child coming to change the world is a crazy idea and the fact that child grew up to be a hippie and a community organizer is even more crazy. Our world doesn’t need bravado and arrogance, it needs humility, kindness, inclusion and peace. Jesus came into the world to show us how to live, love and laugh and party and be with those who society cast aside. Instead of greatness we need mercy and grace.
I wonder when there will be a time where we love our neighbor as ourselves and stop listening to those who give that commandment lip service. Too many believers are listening to politicians and pundits who espouse paranoia and hate. I think its time to turn weapons into plowshares, to end constant war to live in peace. We should should think of arms of love instead of arms of destruction.
I posted this a year ago on Facebook. It still holds truth today.
I love my Muslim friends and fellow bloggers. They help me see the world in a different way. While in college I was friends with several who lived in my dorm. I think the phobia they face is unfair and unkind. Yes there are a few bad apples in the bunch like there are people of all faiths and walks of life. I appreciate their contributions to global culture and commitment to the service of mankind.
It’s time to wage peace with each other with the same fierceness as we do war. Love thy neighbors as we love ourselves.