(Youtube) ‘What Would You Do?’ – Anti Muslim Harassment

From ABC News via Upworthy.com
On the anniversary of 9/11, two years after the death of Osama bin Laden, this is what ‘never forgetting’ should look like. If we let Islamophobia, racism, and fear of terrorism conquer our souls and turn our country into the worst version of itself, then the forces that promote evil and terrorism have already won. As one of the participants in the video said, “We have to be better than that.”

Seriously, please watch this video.

“I’ve been looking for a Savior in these dirty streets…”

This lyric from Tori Amos has been the tagline for this blog since I started it last year.  It describes what I’m trying to do in my off-beat approach to ministry.  I want to go out there in the world and discover Jesus alive in the people around me.

Today, I caught a sighting of him.

Jesus shows up several times in this video footage from ABC News.  See if you can spot him:

Matthew 25:31-40:

When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats, and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left. Then the king will say to those at his right hand, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.” Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?” And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”