Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Evangelicals Left Off National Cathedral 9/11 Program: Don't Worry

The knee jerk reaction is to get appalled at the exclusion of the nations largest faith groups, southern baptists and evangelicals.  That was my initial reaction.  Maybe I have grown numb by the continuous onslaught of America by this most un-American President, as well as his apparent distaste for Christians.  After deep contemplation, I simply told myself that God could likely care less whether or not an evangelical is at such a secular event.  And what would an evangelical offer.  How would his attendance further God's kingdom.  Where 2 or 3 are gathered in His name, there He is also.  If remembering the fallen of 9/11 is an important exercise of your faith, simply follow the word.  Gather in your homes or small groups.  God can hear your prayers from anywhere.  Do not get caught up in the trappings of making your faith overly political by wanting it to be part of secular rememberances.  Jesus, in speaking to his early disciples said, let the dead bury their own.  Perhaps the message we can take away from that is that we are to concern ourselves with loving one another and spreading God's word more than getting involved in Obama's divisiveness. 

1 comment:

Kansas Bob said...

Not understanding the issue. The Episcopal Bishop present at the service will represent Christianity for those other denominations (i.e. Roman Catholics, Assembly of God, Baptists (southern and otherwise), Lutherans and all other Christians). I am hoping that the Evangelicals are not upset because they do not see Episcopal Christians as "real" Christians. Of course it is in the city where all things are about what is different.