What if our acts of fidelity to the tribe our back bumper testifies to have actually been the thing God was satirically calling into question from the beginning?
Their full humanity, dignity, and willingness to work must have stung them every morning as they watched those who were stronger walking to their gainful employment while the human leftovers stayed in the market, kept there only by vain hope.
Instead of living in harmony, as fellow creatures of God, we treat animals like unfeeling machines. We put profits before principle, and the results are devastating to the whole of God’s creation.
Taking a page from the Old Testament, a diverse group of theological experts recently gathered in Boston wearing sackcloth and ashes to dramatize their grief over the corruption of U.S. Christianity.