Responding to Nicholas Kristof New York Times (15April17) opinion piece, “President Carter, Am I a Christian?” I fall off retreat and write:
Silly, trying to authenticate or derogate whether someone is a Christian. I’d start elsewhere: “Mr Kristof, Am I a human?”
This Easter I am more interested in whether the spark of life that keeps me going is still firing, for one more morning. I’m interested in whether the current political ethos is really trying to build its power on the pain of suffering people. Or, whether intellectual exhaustion has finally called it quits on science, common sense, and kindly regard.
I’ll take a beaten up, murdered, and resurrected spiritual activist like Jesus any day over the braggadocio sorry excuses for leaders who claim that richer-than-thou and worthier-than-thou are the new criteria for religious/governing saviors of the contemporary holy land of this country.
For Χριστός sake, choose to be human!