Saturday, March 3, 2012

I’m agin it!

And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. Acts 4:32

I admit that I get embarrassed by the theology expressed in the political arena. It sounds pious but it make cringe.

Political theology is mostly grand-standing, sound-biting blather meant to pump up a small constituency. And, mostly, current political theology is one big "we're against!"

A lot of Christians define themselves by what they are against. It sound very godly and the nifty part of "against" pronouncements is that very little involvement is required of us among the lives of other people God loves, the poor, the sick  and the oppressed.

What if we who follow Christ defined ourselves by how much we had in common with each other and all humanity? By how well we shared with others? How we outstripped each other in respect and forgiveness? How much we were there for one another and for others God created and for whom God died?

I'm for that.

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