Culture commentary by Rev. Laurie Brock, author, Episcopal priest, and former attorney.
At What Risk?
From today's post on 50 Days of Fabulous:
Today many of us attend church at no significant personal cost. We will not be reviled by our communities for belonging to a Christian church. We can wear crosses without fear of being imprisoned. Politicians claim the Christian faith to get votes, not to lose power. Regardless of the narrative that may exist about Christians being reviled, excluded, and defamed, we are actually quite privileged in much of the Western world.
However, we would do well to remember the religious privilege many of us experience in the United States and many European countries is not a reality for all Christians. Many Christians gather to worship and follow the teachings of Christ at great peril. As recently as Palm Sunday, Egyptian Christians were the victims of real violence and death.