Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Good Shepherd?

Well it seems Jeremiah Wright is going to be a no-show in Dallas at a summit of black churches. He has cited concerns for his safety as one of the reasons for the cancellation. Even with Wright MIA they plan to honor him anyway. Why?

When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr bravely walked those streets and gave those stirring speeches about his dream in which his children would be judged by the content of their character, was he not putting himself and his family in danger? Since Dr. King was murdered, I would say yes. But it did not stop him and many other brave people from standing up and saying segregation was wrong and it must stopped.

Or how about my earlier post on Jacob DeShazer. After 40 months of being starved and tortured, he went back to the country that abused him, murdered his friends, and he set about spreading the Word of Christ to anyone who would listen.

If Jeremiah Wright is not willing to risk the possibility of death to stand for things he professes to believe in, then his belief in those things is false. Wright pushes forward his opinions so long as he is safe, but like a summer soldier when the going gets tough Wright is nowhere to be found. For in the end all Wright believes in is himself. And that is not Christian, or at least the version I was taught.

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