if jesus was…

TrumpworshipleaderscloseupIf Jesus was a bigot, I could understand.

If Jesus was sexist, I could understand.

If Jesus was white, I could understand.

If Jesus was homophobic, I could understand.

If Jesus was xenophobic, I could understand.

If Jesus was transphobic, I could understand.

If Jesus was racist, I could understand.

If Jesus believed the Bible was inerrant, I could understand.

If Jesus was narcissistic, I could understand.

If Jesus was nationalistic, I could understand.

If Jesus was anti-environment, I could understand.

If Jesus was Republican, I could understand.

If Jesus was a Democrat, I could understand.

If Jesus was American, I could understand.

If Jesus was militant, I could understand.

If Jesus was violent, I could understand.

If Jesus was vengeful, I could understand.

If Jesus was greedy, I could understand.

If Jesus was condemning, I could understand.

If Jesus was rich, I could understand.

If Jesus was arrogant, I could understand.

If Jesus was pretentious, I could understand.

If Jesus was an elitist, I could understand.

If Jesus was a capitalist, I could understand.

If Jesus was a schemer, I could understand.

If Jesus was self-serving, I could understand.

If Jesus was privileged, I could understand.

If Jesus was a bully, I could understand.

If Jesus was superficial, I could understand.

Yet, Jesus was and is none of these things. Which makes it all the more difficult to understand how American Christianity can still be considered Christian.

For all the things that Jesus is not, so much of American Christianity is.

Grace is brave. Be brave.

-Chris Kratzer

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