I would venture that in this country too often we have allowed “moralism” to take the place of “morality.” There’s a big difference. Morality looks inwardly. Moralism looks out and looks down.
We live in a dehumanizing world. Sometimes the invitation to give back our neighbor’s God-given humanity, means simply rolling up our sleeves, letting go of our assumptions, and working together to get the dishes done.
For eight years I have entirely avoided the topic of abortion in the pulpit. But this week, in our state, the theological got political, and it got dangerous. This week I worried that my silence on the issue is complicit.