Those of us not creating anxiety on the world stage may be creating anxiety in our own communities by questioning the experience of micro aggressive behavior toward those who experience it on a regular basis. Sometimes the best action is to just listen and acknowledge the truth of each person’s experience.
“My dear brothers and sisters take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19, NIV
You would think a career criminal turned crusading Christian might have some compassion for the children brought here illegally by parents seeking a better life…but you would be wrong. As I recently discovered, like many evangelicals, this former drug dealer is practicing the religion of white supremacy.
I wonder how he would feel if his children had to bear the consequences of HIS criminal activity…
“Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?” Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.” Matthew 22: 36-40