This recent video from John Crowder is not really about Trump, American politics, immigration, antichrists, or whatever we think we should be for or against. It’s about something far more important, and it pretty much sums up my own thoughts. Regardless of what you think of Crowder, what he has to say here is important.
The message is more about being FOR people rather than picking sides and defending our ideologies, or worse, resorting to vitriolic demagoguery. We need to stop eating from the wrong tree.
I especially liked what he says about 17 minutes in…that there’s a move to unplug from the artificial polarizing social media world to join the human race in a real return to authentic face-to-face community. It’s about becoming more contemplative than reactionary, living from a place of peace that comes from practicing God’s presence. Not leaving reality, but finally fully embracing reality. Not throwing away our phones, but simplifying our lives and actually touching people with love. It’s about seeking to understand even those we most vehemently disagree with. To all that, I say, amen!