There’s a lot of darkness in what is supposed to a sunny and bright summer. In July, five officers in Dallas were killed “ambush-style” after weeks of tension rose nationwide between #blacklivesmatter protestors and police officers. Earlier in the summer, police shot two black men in two different states after pulling the men over. There have been rallies and protests and Twitter posts and threats, and opinions all over the place.
But what’s the Christian response to this? Many times we feel like we need to take up a side. In this day and age, the problem has been promoting that side on social media, so we take our case to Facebook and Twitter and we post an opinion or a photo or a meme that we know will start a debate. We want our Christian friends to know we’re loyal to “justice and goodness,” and we want our non-Christian friends to see we’re promoting “equality and fairness.”
But we’re not called to make an opinion. We’re called to be a light. So how do we do that?