10 November 2016

After the US election, let’s be clear on the limits of ‘respect’

David Mills, editorial director of Ethika Politika, writes:

The primary Christian category for political exchange is not respect, but love.

Love requires a realistic view of the other, and a realistic view of yourself. It doesn’t make you pretend someone has made wise political judgments or is going to make wise political judgments. It doesn’t require you respect the racist or anti-semite or the partisan. It does require continued engagement, including turning the other cheek and walking the second mile.

Part of that realism means seeing them as people loved by God, who may love Him more than you do and may live a more virtuous life, who have other gifts than you, who see things you do not see. It means treating them as you would want to be treated.

Read the full article at 'Crux'

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