Is This What We Want?

I see angry crowds and hear vitriolic chanting.  What is said does not matter because hurtful rhetoric is nothing more than words that pierce like a dagger. But what comes to my mind as I watch:

"They all answered, “Crucify him!”
“Why? What crime has he committed?” asked Pilate.
But they shouted all the louder, “Crucify him!”"
Now in NO way am I comparing a human being to Christ.  But I AM a Christian and I am NOT seeing peaceful protests.   I believe in peaceful demonstrations.  I do not believe in condemnation. I hear lamentations that we are not a Christian nation; yet those who cry out for justice appear to me to be very similar to the crowds who stood before Pilate calling for the death of Jesus.  
Is this what we are?  Are we an angry crowd calling for punishment for sins that we cannot define?  Do we think that the answer is to send someone who disagrees with us "somewhere else"?  Why do we hate so vigorously and refuse to open our hearts and minds?  Forget being considered a Christian nation, we cannot consider ourselves a HUMANASTIC nation when we value each other so little.
If you consider yourself to be a Christian, shouldn't you live by these words from Galatians?
"2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people."
Do good to ALL people.
You can argue.  You can disagree.  You can use your lawful rights to make your voice heard and your opinion count.  (As in peaceful protest or voting for those who align with your values; whether they be Christian or not.)
Remember we ALL have the opportunity...we CAN all do good to ALL people. Age doesn't matter.  Race doesn't matter.  Sex doesn't matter.  We CAN ALL do good to ALL people.
So let's turn away from the hatred and turn TO a life of healing.


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