Jesus could have called down the psalms of rage upon his enemies and shouted a final word of defiance before he breathed his last. Instead he called for forgiveness: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing,” he says in Luke 23.It was not a false reconciliation: Jesus experienced the reality of state-sponsored terror. That is why the black Christian has always
Should we follow our president’s example and fire everybody?
"I know what it is to hate. I also know what it is like to hate all the 'right things' and deceive yourself by masking it in virtue. It’s okay to hate baby rapists, right? Wife beaters? Tweakers? Neo-nazis? You know, just the bad people. No...no it is not. That part about 'love your enemies?' He meant that. 'Love your neighbor?' He meant that, too.