Why?

Why?

Why is the Old Testament filled with God's constant command for God's people to care for the orphan, the widow, the alien?

Why did the prophet Micah state that God has shown humankind what is good - Acting justly, loving mercy, and walking humbly with God?

Why did the prophet Isaiah state that God wants a religious fast that looks like loosing the chains of injustice, untying the cords of the yoke, setting the oppressed free, sharing our food with the hungry, providing shelter for the wanderer and clothing the naked?

Why did the prophet Amos cry out - Away with the noise and pomp and circumstance of your festivals and worship services! But let justice roll on like a river, and righteousness like a never-failing stream?

Why did Jesus say - Whatever you have done to the least of these, it is as if you have done it to me?

Why did Jesus say - Anyone can love those who love them! But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you?

Why did Jesus say - The greatest among you will be the one who serves?

Why did Jesus say - It is by this one thing that people can know you are my followers, if you love each other?

Why did the apostle Paul say - Because you are God's chosen people, clothe yourselves with things like compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Why?

And why, oh why are followers of Jesus allowing the American political system to pull us off course so badly right now?

Why?