Most leftwing folks who tsk at certain folks for “not being very Christian” in their opinions actually don’t know what Jesus actually said about, well, anything.
These illiterate critics’ idea of “Christian” is based on, say, the chaplain on M*A*S*H and not the Gospels.
Here, Dorothy Cummings McLean explains one of the bible stories that loudmouthed, opinionated scolds and idiots always get exactly wrong:
For generations Canadian soldiers have fought in foreign causes: for British imperial interests, for Europe’s survival, for South Korea, for Afghanistan. Canada is also a home to those who have escaped foreign wars or their aftermath. Old Canadians understand that new Canadians feel great loyalty to those friends and family that they have left behind.
However, there is another bond that must be honoured. This is the bond between neighbours, the bond between people who actually live in the same country, in the same city, on the same streets.
“Who is my neighbour?” asked the lawyer of Jesus in the Gospel. In reply Jesus told the story of a man who did not belong to their ethnic group, a Samaritan who responded in love to the non-Samaritan whom he found at his feet.
However close we may feel to our own ethnic tribe, and however much we are moved by their misfortunes across the world, the neighbours with whom we live are no less our neighbours than those whom we have left.
Our Canadian neighbours don’t deserve to be threatened, attacked or held hostage. And they don’t like to see children being used as human shields.