To the Editor:
Sunday is Easter.
People living in Central Texas and across America will attend sunrise services observing the Resurrection of Christ.
We give our children Easter baskets filled with candy and eggs, drape ourselves and families in new clothes bought specifically for Easter, attend Easter egg hunts and celebrations that denote a day lost in its true meaning.
Christians and anyone who celebrates Easter for any reason other than Christ died and rose on the third day so we may live should have their WWJD (What would Jesus Do) badge revoked!
What Jesus or any loving, compassionate deity would do in today’s world is nothing close to what most of us practice.
Jesus lived to love, save and give everyone the ability to choose life and choose it more abundantly.
He died so that we might love, give and live a life lifting one another up.
I wonder how Jesus feels as he observes us judging, blaming, segregating, killing, raping, denying basic necessities of life to our neighbors, soldiers, children, veterans, women, the poor, homeless, co-workers, the least of us and anyone who doesn’t look like us, talk like us or live like us?
We have negated the very reason Christ lived as a human and died for us.
Religious rhetoric drowns out reason as we live by our own doctrines loudly proclaiming “In the name of Jesus, Amen.” PLEASE start living the word and stop spouting it.
Opposition to everything and everyone who doesn’t agree with Christian and American values doesn’t mean they are loved any less by Christ or that they don’t love God.
Isn’t it time that we think, feel and live spiritually and cast off our old skins? What do I mean? I mean dispense with dead ways of believing, seeing, thinking, and relating to one another.
The earth erodes as have our morals.
If we don’t shed the poisonous and sin- filled lives camouflaged as living,we will sooner or later be forced to transform, and not when Jesus returns.
Patricia Muldrow Roberts