Another story of anti-religious bigotry from our nations far-left broke over the weekend. That’s a huge problem, worthy of much comment and analysis, but something else happened over the weekend.
Nearly 400 people have died in a tsunami triggered by a volcanic eruption in Indonesia. I said last Thursday that Christ came to set a new agenda and we should dedicate ourselves this long holiday weekend to that agenda. In that light please consider two things.
Firstly, the Roman worked very hard to keep Judaism in very tight boundaries, not unlike the efforts we see in the stories about unconstitutional religious tests being applied to judicial nominees. Yet Jesus did not fight against the Roman oppression. Secondly, the Incarnation, God becoming man, is sacrificial giving, topped only by His death on the cross. Considering these two observations about Christ, if we are indeed to dedicate ourselves to Christ’s agenda this holiday we must consider there are things more important than the ugliness of Sen. Harris and her ilk and we must give sacrificially.
This minute the need in Indonesia is enormous, and I bet the Salvation Army is there – or soon will be. Please, it is not too late to add to the coffers of the host’s Red Kettle.