LETTER TO CHRISTIAN LEADERS re Truth and Reconciliation Rally in Caledonia on Sunday Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. [PDF, 3p]
Dear Christian Leader:
Your help and spiritual leadership is needed to bring about lasting healing and reconciliation within the communities affected by the violence, hatred, and by the failure of government to uphold the fundamentals of a free and democratic society in Caledonia – which has been documented in Christie Blatchford’s shocking book HELPLESS: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, And How the Law Failed All of Us. We believe it is your Christian duty to God and your fellow man to play an active role. After you have had time to read this and prayerfully consider the seriousness of the issues involved, we ask you to call us.
Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan is an example of how people, including religious leaders, can walk by those who are in pain. It was the ‘outsider’, the Samaritan, who stopped and provided help for the person who was suffering. Simply walking by and adding the person to your prayer list isn’t what Jesus wants Christians to do.
As a Christian, I understand the vital need for prayer in all things, but as Jesus and the Apostles demonstrated by their lives, there comes a time when Christians must walk among the people to bring both comfort to those in need while exposing sin and injustice.