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If Jesus were the President (the fundamentalist’s dilemma!)
If Jesus were the President, how can we handle this? If he uses his power to help the poor, do we call him a socialist? If he prioritizes healing the sick without emphasis on profit Do we proclaim in one shrill voice, ‘get him out of the oval office’? If he suggests "do unto my least brethren as you would do unto me" Does that go over in Washington as it did down in Galilee? Do we stifle every move he makes saying, ‘this man is not a leader’ Then complain when he goes to the mountain to speak directly to his people? If he does not mention Father Abraham in his third Thanksgiving speech Do we brand him ungodly and secular and pray for reasons to impeach? When he tells us of the good Palestinian do we try to understand? Or do we beat our chests about fundamentalist rights to a holy land? When he says, sell all, give to the poor - come follow me Nor cast a stone of condemnation - treat all nations equally Be prepared to turn the other cheek - bravely walk away from war Do we take him out and crucify him as the righteous and the fearful have been known to do before! I'm just asking. What do you think? Comment below. In case you think the above is a fantasy - listen to this story from npr.org. [ti_audio media="1231"] or go the link here.