Dear Christian Republicans,
If Jesus Christ appeared before you now, would you follow him?
Please, look into your heart.
If the son of God pleaded with you to be by his side, would you?
Would you surrender your ideas of American exceptionalism to walk the path with him?
(“Give to Caeser what is Caeser’s; and to God what is God’s.”)
If the Lord actually appeared before you now, would you sell your possessions and give them to the poor as he asked? (“Go and sell your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”)
Or would you deny him?
Consider this instead:
Jesus doesn’t materialize in the present moment.
Instead, he’s there at your death.
At the exact moment your life ends, you find yourself kneeling before your savior.
And Jesus, the champion of the poor, puts his hand on your head and asks, “My child, setting aside your earthly allegiances, have you ever helped a wealthy man take advantage of a disadvantaged man?”
“For how would a man benefit to gain the whole world but destroy his soul or lose it?”
Christian Republicans, would you turn your back on God?
Have you already?
Only you and God can know.