Every wilderness comes with an untethering and a temptation or three that forces us to reexamine our identities. In this reexamination, is a call to discover or redefine our mission in the world.
Instead of loving our neighbors, “Christian” propaganda will tell us to deport them, ban them, incarcerate them, discriminate against them, outlaw them, and even bomb them. It will attempt to silence the oppressed and amplify the oppressor.
Denying these historical facts is revisionism, and attempts to deflect or rationalize them are forms of dehumanization.
When we heed the words of the prophet Micah, we may end our political recklessness.
We are living, sentient beings, full of life and wonder, and the way we treat each other should go some way in to reflecting that wonder.