Cross erected by Earline Lynch on Jesses' Run
By Bob Weaver
In the Christian world we celebrate the life, death and
In America we are politically polarized against others not like us, a far cry from the teachings of Christ.
Why would Jesus say about US politics, racial and religious divides, and the expansion of gun rights.
Many believe Jesus is the most important figure in the history of
Some regard him as a fanatic or a figment of spiritual convenience, while others proclaim Him as the
God, while others say he was a martyr who came to failure, grief and ruin after a stormy
he reached out to the masses.
Those of us who are believers, look upon Him as the central figure who
forever changed the course of human history.
Jesus, the man-figure, walked and taught
the lost and poor of spirit.
He spoke for and embraced the ignored and down-trodden, "the least of these my brethren."
He was not happy with the money-changers.
In a world that rushes to war. division and violence, He was and is the Prince of Peace - although His life has been intoned as supporting "wars of the righteous."
He brought hope of rising above and living beyond that which exceeds human knowledge, experience and expectation, that we might overcome our self-made misery.
But mostly, He brought understanding, love, acceptance and
forgiveness, a far cry from roar from America's political stage.
He gave us hope.
This Easter we worship Him.