I had already recorded this week’s podcast when the unimaginable happened: domestic terrorists, at the encouragement of the U.S. president, stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Now four people are dead.
In light of this, I thought it was appropriate to re-record this week’s podcast.
This senseless violence, during what should have been a procedural session of congress, shocked a nation … I take that back; it shocked the world. The country that is usually held up as a standard of freedom and democracy in our time descended into chaos and destruction.
As I watched the horrifying events unfold this week, I noticed something that brought tears to my eyes. Some of these terrorists were holding flags that said “Jesus” on them. Others were holding the universal “Christian” flag.
If we are to understand this symbolism correctly, these terrorists wanted to us to believe that God was on their side. They wanted us to believe that they were doing “God’s work.”
Is this true? Where is the Kingdom of God in all this?
And, does it have anything to do with the feast we celebrated this week?
What is The Way?
Fr. Dustin Lyon explores scripture to rediscover Christianity so that we can walk in the Way of the Lord.