So, yes my friends, feel free to protest at every turn the most damaging leader the world has seen in some time. But I hope we can start figuring out which protests are going to have impact and leave behind the protests that are designed to make ourselves or groups like evangelicals just feel good.
I fear that those who will see their candidate become president on January 20th have voted against their divine calling as humans created in the image of a hospitable God. Those of us who claim that the bible has some degree of authority over how we live must now resist any attempt to enact or embody this man’s inhospitable vision for our shared life as a nation.
We may be fearful because our tomorrows look like they may be completely darkened by the threats of self-serving political leaders who speak over everyone, place a price tag on everything, and seek to control every aspect of our lives. We may be fearful because we feel abandoned in the wooded wilderness of indifference. But when you know that your heavenly Parent knows where you are there’s no need to fear!
I believe the time is so ripe for us to throw off the shackles of institutional commitments that make us busy and perhaps even give us identity, but which also blur our vision and suck our passions dry, and for us to build a revolution. And this will be a revolution of invitation that eliminates marginalization, a revolution of shared plenty that overcomes greed and isolation, and a revolution of love that drives out fear. Thanks to Jesus, the revolution is here. We need only to live it out in shared spaces with others.