It’s Not Political Correctness. It’s Compassion.

We hear a lot of friends that are exhausted by ‘political correctness’ because we aren’t ‘allowed’ to say certain words anymore, like the ‘N’ word.

If we stop feeling overwhelmed by rules of political correctness and start thinking about this in terms of compassion, we might get to a different results.  Jesus was the greatest teacher of compassion, and so we take our queues from him.

He said: Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14 .

He said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12.

And, “In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 5:22

Who does Jesus love, specifically?  Literally everyone.  It is not always easy to lead with compassion, but here is a short list of people Jesus loves—and he wants us to love them too:

The vulnerable, the poor, the weak, the old, the immigrant, Hindus, Confucianists , Buddhists, African traditional and Diasporic, Islam, Sikhism, Juche, Spiritism, Judaism, Bahai, Jainism, Shinto, Cao Dai, Zoroastrianism, Caribbeans, Caribbean-Americans, Tenrikyo, Neo-Paganists, Unitarian-Universalists, African Americans, Albanian Americans, Amerasian, Amish, Anglo, Appalachian Americans, Arab Americans, Ashkenazi Jews, Asian Americans, Asian Hispanic and Latino Americans, Assyrian Americans, Atlantic Creole, Austrian Americans, Belizean Americans, Bengali Hindus, Black Dutch (genealogy), Black Hispanic and Latino Americans, Black Indians in the United States, Cajuns, Canadian Americans, Circassians, Creoles of color, Democrats, European Americans, Dominicans, East Coast Liberals Fuzhou people, Gaels, gay men, gay women, Garifuna Americans, Garifuna, Gullah, Guyanese Americans, Irish, investment bankers, Canarian Americans, Kalmyk Americans, Latinos, Lebron James, Louisiana Creole people, Melungeon, Meskhetian Turks, Mestizo, Mestizos in the United States, Métis, Mexican Americans, Michelle Obama, Middle Eastern Americans, then Midwest, Minority business enterprise, Native Hawaiians, New Yorkers, Oceanian Americans, Puerto Ricans, police officers, Pacific Islands Americans, Plaçage, Polynesians, the queer, Republicans, Ronald Reagan, school teachers, Taoism, transgenders, White Americans, White Anglo-Saxon Protestants, White Hispanic and Latino Americans, White Southerners, women who have abortions and Yugoslavs. (the list goes on to infinity)

 

Protecting rights = political compassion.

That’s why Jesus was a Democrat