Love Thine Enemy

“Westboro Baptist Church, the fringe-of-the-fringe anti-gay group famous for protesting at military funerals and claiming that God is punishing the country for its tolerance of homosexuality, was spotted this morning protesting outside Sidwell Friends, the school attended by Sasha and Malia Obama.”

You can hear it before you make out the words.  You can see it in their faces before they open their mouths:   the sarcasm, venom, rage and anger.  My mother once said that she felt like she was being lapped up with anger.  I’m no stranger to frustration or anger but I will fight to never go to the mental place where Westboro worshippers find themselves.

They cannot, will not hear anything or anyone else.

Love those who do spitefully use you.

We try.

But climate matters. 

The open hatred AND calls for violence against President Obama are not something to blow off.  

Lord, you told us to be wise as serpents and gentle as doves.  Show us how.

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About liftingasweclimb

Mildred Lewis writes and directs for theater, television, film and the web. She's also a full time professor, Christian, activist and troublemaker with a passion to save as much of the world as she can.
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