What if America was actually a Christian nation?
What if instead of loving Donald Trump, Christians looked up to Fred Rogers and Jimmy Carter?
What if we lived in an America where Christians didn’t scream about “in GOD we trust” or “MERRY CHRISTMAS” but quietly walked through the day focused on people. What if America was just full of Jimmy Carters and Fred Rogers out there encouraging people, loving them, helping them, hugging them, volunteering at hospitals, feeding the poor, putting blankets around refugees and inviting them into their homes?
What if Christians put even just 10% of the energy they spent on fighting abortion into fighting to provide basic social support for poor women and children? Or health care? Or reforming criminal justice to make it more colorblind?
What if Christian ministries demanded that they be able to pay taxes so they could support the poor?
What if we actually idolized the peacemakers instead of the great generals?
What if we actually listened to Jesus when he said, “Blessed are the merciful…”?
What if we agreed that while we may have a right to bear arms as Americans, as Christians, we choose to put the safety of others first and laid aside our ‘right’ trusting God to protect us and commending our bodies and souls to him?
Unlike the current Evangelical hellscape we currently reside in, that America sounds like a nice place to live.
Too bad hardly any Christians want to make that kind of a world a reality.