Figuring religion with or without DNA has always been complicated, especially surrounding conflicts over this mystical being that spread peace and calm like an eagle gliding through the air.
Yet today there are many loud preachers, but few are actually pastors of tolerance and new life. The ongoing social and geo-political turmoil has created questions if he has done enough for humanity especially after Christianity spread across many continents into the western world.
I do not want to equate followers’ undivided love like someone being in toxic relationship where love can cloud one’s vision. This quiet affirmation, personal obedience and gratitude often call for calm even in high tides.
How can the young-people reach the altar when so-called preachers have more bodyguards than the prime minister? One now has to make an appointment even for confession or talk about their struggles.
Theologians have to get back to the church roots. This institution plays a pivotal role in the communities. Although tucked away behind century-old trees, where few are looking for a resurrection, there still remains a beam of light in which some are now competing with the sound from the latest music blasting while the pastor reads the first Psalm.