“Less than two weeks into the presidency of Donald J. Trump, the center ground, to the extent it still existed, has collapsed. Trump’s presidency has done more than polarize the country; it has established terms of battle likely to persist indefinitely.” So wrote Dan Balz of the Washington Post in a story appearing in today’s Buffalo News.
Hardly anything I’ve read since Trump claimed victory in the November election illustrates more succinctly and starkly the diametrically opposed differences between the effects he is having on the nation and world and the effects we Christians believe to be the work of God. As St. Paul put it, “in Christ God was reconciling the world . . . and entrusting the message of reconciliation to us” (2 Cor. 5:19). No other commentary seems necessary.
“Christianity is under siege,” Trump said. Indeed it is, and Trump himself is leading the attack. We who claim the name “Christ” must find our voice and make it heard more effectively than we have done.