How should a Christian respond to the people (Christians and non-Christians) who are protesting as a result of Donald Trump winning the election?
Call me a pussy…
…but, as a follower of Jesus, I believe we should all get along:
Peace is not merely the absence of war, and it is not limited to maintaining a balance of powers between adversaries. Peace cannot be attained on Earth without safeguarding the goods of persons, free communication among men, respect for the dignity of persons and peoples, and the assiduous practice of fraternity. Peace is “the tranquility of order.” Peace is the work of justice and the effect of charity.
~ Catechism of the Catholic Church, Section 2304
And one way getting along happens is by being willing to listen to a point of view that is not yours.
Do I agree with everything the anti-Trump protesters are saying? No.
But it is my duty as a Christian (specifically, my duty as a Catholic) to listen anyway and, unlike some people…
…not do this:
This is our country right now:
It is the duty of Christians to put the fire out:
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
~ Matthew 5:14 — 16