5/25/2011

The empires of power do not like it

Tuesday June 7th, 1 Peter 4: 12 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 14 If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. Being a child of God is not easy. The empires of power do not like it. Being a child of God calls one to care for the least, lost and lonely, the empires would just as soon forget them unless they can help the ones at the top gain more power. Being a child of God means speaking a word against the concentration of power and profit and for justice. It means being counter-cultural. It means caring for the least, lost and lonely. All those ballot bait issues only serve to help Christians feel noble while not acting like Christians.

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