Day: January 10, 2021

Nathan LeRud Opinion: In the Name of Jesus?

President Trump is a symptom, not a cause: focusing this moment on him and his maneuvers is precisely what he wants, and risks dulling each of us to the real danger we are in and blinding us to its true source. Many Christians (I count myself among them) have tended to try to get along with our “right-wing” siblings of varying stripes. They are not our enemies, easily dismissed as “crazy people” out there who take to the streets and wield the signs—they are our fathers and mothers, our grandparents, our crazy Uncle Bills, our police officers, our Sunday School teachers and our friends.

Baptized into the Household of Christ

“Christ, my savior and my companion, hear the distress of your people.  Calm our fears and help us deal with our deep sorrow and our profound anger.  You, who were helpless on the cross, teach us to live with our helplessness.  Teach us to love.  Amen.”