This morning, I listened to these words read from Saint Paul.
“For the love of Christ urges us on, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died … From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way.” (2 Corinthians 5:14, 16).
As I listened, I thought back to tthe rally here in North Carolina some days ago, where the president spoke, and the crowd roared repeatedly about a woman politician, “Send her back, send her back.”
I wondered, if I were there, would the love of Christ urge me on? Would I listen to the words of the president from a human and political point of view? Would I hear the crowds shouting from a human, political point of view?
Or, as Paul said, would I hear both, think of both in view off the love of Christ for them, and for me?
And would I be praying, remembering Jesus dying on the cross for me and for them, “Don’t send us back. Draw us on to you.”