Priming the Pump
I've always been afraid of the Ku Klux Klan. But never have I been more afraid of them than in these past few weeks.
Talk of Grand Wizards and Invisible Empires causes me to shudder. Images of their white robes and burning crosses...the thought of midnight raids, beatings, whippings, mutilations and lynchings...it's horrifying.
The level of fear ratcheted up significantly when they marched without masks in Charlottesville. Removing their hoods demonstrated their emboldened sense of superiority, and their now diminished fear of being identified.
We have now seen in their faces, the unbridled hatred toward some of God's children. Call them whatever you choose: the Klan, Neo-Nazis, white nationalists, the Alt-right. Call them whatever you choose...but do not call them Christian! Let there be no mistake. They stand for everything Jesus stood against!
We could easily discuss how our nation arrived at such open bigotry and hatred...but now is not the time. That would be like the fire department discussing how a house caught on fire, before attempting to put the fire out!
May we pray for God's guidance as we stand tall in the face of bigotry and hatred. May we link arms in peaceful solidarity, protecting those who are most at risk.
No water today...just priming the pump.