Fortunately for me, my life is full of seasons each year. Beyond the four distinct seasons of Michigan, I have seasons of fall high school volleyball, winter rest, spring flowers, summer with my kids, among other seasons that intersect these such as finding chunks of time for Kenya Matters, my kids soccer & other things dear to my heart.
This spring has come and gone with a furry as it didn't arrive until May 8, and it is now starting to slip into summer... With this change, I will soon have time for my kids, my amazing wife, the garden & yard, the honey 'to-do' list, reading a bit, and hopefully writing.
I'm craving a return to writing almost as much as I'm craving a return to family time. As I get older, it seems increasingly important for me to share thoughts of goodness, kindness, justice, and mercy as proclaimed by Jesus. At the same time, I find thoughtful theological voices all too often stay away from the political hot buttons that are inflaming this country at this time.
A case in point, Jesus followers should be advocating for justice and mercy toward the eleven million immigrants who reside in our nation. Yet, various factions of the population believe we should treat them as 'illegal' and secondly as humans. Yet, many of these same factions call themselves 'Christians.' While I don't doubt their sincerity of wanting to follow Jesus, there is no doubt how the biblical text is to be understood when it comes to our treatment of the least, the poor, the marginalized.
Perhaps Jesus followers are not committed to the ways of Jesus, but all too often I believe they are simply misguided. Let's at least this is the case.