Remember Tim Tebow…and his kneeling? He did it as a form of praise to the Good Lord who created him and blessed him…
Before we allow ourselves to get pulled into the drama surrounding the protests involving the N.F.L. and what President Donald Trump said, we, as Faithful Christians, as children of God and brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ…. should be spending more of our time on our knees…taking to prayer, and honoring One Who made us…and Seeking His mercy…first.
There is so much going on in the world that needs our attention…so much that needs our prayer….We have just witnessed three major hurricanes hitting different parts of the United States and it’s territories, causing catastrophic damage and affecting millions of people. There is so much real suffering going on…that to spend too much of our time worrying about who is taking a knee in protest of what someone said, is not a good use of our time. I am not saying that we should not be working to address the original issue that was being protested ….As children of God…each of us, regardless of our race…. our color, deserve to be treated with the same dignity that God instilled in each of us…we all deserve that….Right now, there is so much controversy surrounding the N.F.L. …a sporting event ... that it is merely serving as a distraction from more important issues that Americans are currently facing. There is so much suffering in the communities that were hit by the hurricanes… so many have lost everything….some are even beginning to lose hope...And as Christians, we should be focusing our attention in serving those in need… Bearing the Light of Christ to dispel the darkness that is surrounding them…in their time of need.
As we read in the gospel of Luke today:
The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him
but were unable to join him because of the crowd.
He was told, “Your mother and your brothers are standing outside
and they wish to see you.”
He said to them in reply, “My mother and my brothers
are those who hear the word of God and act on it.” Luke 8 :19-21
When we realize that all who listen to the Word of God, are all brothers and sisters in the Lord…that we are a family, who should be able to work through our differences…We should be able to put aside our differences and act with charity to help those who need it, especially those, whose lives have just been turned upside down.
There will always be differences in man. Some will suffer more than others…some will have to work harder…. But we must always remember that even though we are unique in our creation..with different ideas…different views… deep down inside…as humans… there is no denying the fact that each of us is united by the Truth that Christ came to teach about our Father in Heaven… and those who hear His words and act on them…are His family…regardless of what the world says or thinks.