The darkness that Trump — and we — have cultivated seems to settle between and within each one of us. The only “good news” worthy of the name is from the work of a living God, and we can never afford to forget that.
You want Kaepernick to go away, to stand up and salute the flag, and shut up because we can tolerate abuse of other human beings but we cannot tolerate being disrupted when we want to pretend that everything is OK.
It’s easy to point fingers at extremists carrying torches in Charlottesville. They need to be saved, we say, and we’re right. But we need to be saved too. And our silence gets in the way of our being saved.