Here's a question. What is the role of a mustard revolutionary in American politics? A good deal of people that I call friends and brothers and sisters in the way adamently believe that the Republican party, with stances opposing abortion and same sex marriage is the party God and consequently the church should align with.
The Bible does advocate life. If God has created life and 'knows us from the womb', then actions like abortion or euthanasia seem to be slighting God's creation. I don't have a problem with this. Similarly, the Bible is pretty clear about same sex relationships.
But I wonder sometimes if our perspectives on 'pro-life' promotion is too narrow. The Republican Party has not aided those in poverty like democrats have when they've been in office. When I read the Bible I do see God as one who grieves abortion, but he also grieves oppression. God calls us to take care of the 'least of these'...the needy...the poor. Pro-Life is so much more than pre-birth and I think its time that the church acknowledge this and spend the bulk of its time dealing with post-birth issues of oppression, injustice and poverty. This is the better use of our time. I am not downplaying the grieving that takes place with God and those involved in an abortion. But if we battled poverty and injustice, is it possible that the circumstances that result in people having abortions would lessen, consequently getting two birds with one stone?
I'm not a republican...I'm not a democrat. I simply wrestle with what the mustard seed means in my life. Your thoughts?