Our friend Shane Claiborne recently remarked on Twitter:
I can’t imagine Jesus waving an American flag any more than I can imagine him wearing a “God bless Rome” shirt.
Patriotism is too small.
Our Bible doesn’t say “For God so loved America”… it says “For God so loved the world.”
America First is a theological heresy.
Mother Teresa used to say that “the circle we put around our family is too small.”
We limit who we love to biology or nationality.
That’s the problem with patriotism – it’s too small. We are to love as big as God loves.
And God’s love doesn’t stop at the border.
Cover photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash.