I saw it posted yesterday “Treason is the Reason for the Season” which, from a certain perspective, is true. I do not want to get into the historical social problems at the moment, the reasons behind the revolution. Instead I want to talk about it at its best.
Tyranny and Injustice are unacceptable and should be stopped.
Yes, America at the time and since has been full of its own tyranny and injustice. We have both committed and been the example for numerous atrocities.
I think we can be better than that. I know we can be better than that. I do not think America was founded as a Christian nation, but I do think our founding ideals are Christian. Self determination and responsibility, equality in human value, freedom to make choices for yourself, participation in a greater whole, unity in diversity. All of these are found in the New Testament.
So, in that spirit and in the spirit of the 4th I think we should have a new tradition.
Independence Day resolutions.
You want to keep the spirit of America alive and strong? Choose an injustice in this world. Choose the cause of the oppressed. Choose a place where the powerful are abusing those without it. Choose it and fight.
Resolve to revolt. To fight against tyranny in all its forms. To get sick over injustice. To make things better. I can get you a list if you are at a loss.
It’s what Jesus would do.