True religion will never allow the first part of the Great Commandment (“Love the Lord your God with all of your heart…”) to become an excuse for not obeying the second part (“…and love your neighbor as yourself”).

If you ever find yourself or your spiritual leader using the Bible as an excuse for apathy or inaction in the face of suffering and injustice, you should be alarmed.

It’s a clear sign that you’ve departed from the way of Jesus to follow the path of those who killed him.
Skye Jethani