Today Jesus takes what could have been another legalistic argument, counting insiders and outsiders. Instead when asked “Who is my neighbor?” Jesus gets practical. Your neighbor is the person who treats you with dignity, who treats you with love, who treats you with mercy. You neighbor when you go and do likewise.
There are plenty of Goliaths out there. There are plenty of shiny, slick, powerful forces, and the world is very impressed. But don’t confuse largeness with rightness. Don’t equate a win in the Supreme Court with God’s endorsement. For that matter don’t confuse an institutional church’s opinion with God’s. God doesn’t see as humans see. The way through the storms of hate and bigotry is now and ever shall be calm expansive love.
“Christianity is a faith for those who need reminders, week in and week out, that God is still working even when the world seems bleak.”