During times of war, hatred becomes quite respectable even though it has to masquerade often under the guise of patriotism. Howard Thurman
Meditation: Our country in the past nine months has shifted into an experience of a race and class “war”. The language and expression of hatred have suddenly become acceptable. The current president ignites and condones hate language. He also uses shaming, blaming and defaming behavior to overcome his declared enemies. Anybody who dares to tell the truth about the current war and this president’s role in it is being labeled as unpatriotic. The abuse of presidential power has become an everyday occurrence. The president is at war with all who do not “hail” him and who endanger his personal goals. Many people in the US are stressed and even traumatized by what is happening. The level of trauma is similar to what people feel during active war times. The current “war” byproduct is that basic rights are being eliminated, especially for the poor and vulnerable. The president has positioned himself and his small winning class of the rich and powerful to take over this country. Can you believe that there are daily Bible studies in the White House? The ultimate distortion of the Christian faith has reached the White House. Self-anointed pastors are being paid to hold daily Bible studies to legitimize this president based on the so-called “Prosperity Gospel”. Capitalistic and in prosperity believing “Christian” figures proclaim to “love God”. Really?
Prayer: God, a war is swiping over our country. It is increasing in intensity every day. Tweet storms of blaming, shaming, and defaming are daily occurrences. The air is being poisoned. Lies reign, and truth is being buried. The poor and vulnerable are being abandoned with one single signature. False prophets have colluded and have sold out Your Word to those in power. God, we pray for Your Spirit to come and stop this madness. God, have mercy on our country. Have mercy on this world, on all who are being sacrificed on the altar of war and hatred. Have mercy. Amen
If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1. John 4:20