Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me
and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
First, ask yourself (if you are a person who follows the path of the Gospel, or who understands the Gospel): What did Jesus preach and live and die for?
Pause. (Thinking going on.)
Now ponder: many of our national leaders call themselves Christians, and proclaim that America is a "Christian" nation.
Question: Would Jesus feel a nation was being faithful, if it spent several billions of dollars on waging war each month, while 1/7th of its citizens had no access to health care, and while millions of its children lived under the official poverty level??
I know what my answer is. No.
This quote, by a man who was born on this day, 1926.
Whether or not I agree with what this man has done, it remains for us to ask: if we are a nation founded in Judeo-Christian principles, are we being faithful to the teachings of Jesus?
(quote: Fidel Castro)