Sarah Bessey and Brian Mann (of TX) Said This Best [ about the Trump Naming Jerusalem as the Political Capital of Israel ]
No other country has done what the USA Executive Branch did yesterday to spark protests and violent deaths in the Middle East and throughout the world.
As usual, Sarah Bessey took what I’ve been thinking and said it better:
“I’ve had to dismantle a lot of false teaching from my theology over the years: right up there has been relearning how to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, moving towards a holistic peace that encompasses and centres *both* Palestinians and Israelis. The way the Church has turned a blind eye and a deaf ear and a hard heart towards the suffering of the Palestinian people in particular over the years is both an indictment and a tragedy. In light of yesterday’s news, I hope we will all continue to pray for (and look for ways to contribute to) a lasting peace in Jerusalem.”
We pray for peace, we try to love our enemies and we trust in God for the best is yet to come.