Commonwealth Policy Center

A church sign said, “Whoever stole our air conditioning units, keep one because it’s hot where you’re going.” Unfortunately, that message was displayed by a church not far from my office. But is that really the message that the neighborhood needs? Too often, Christians are identified as judgmental and condemning spirits quick to point out all that is wrong in the world—including those who steal air conditioners. But followers of Jesus are supposed to be defined and known not by their fear or acerbic judgment, but by the love of the Savior who laid down His life for the world. Truth is, one may have all the right answers, win all the elections, and even get good laws passed, but if there’s no love, it sounds like a hammer beating on metal trash can lid. And nobody wants to hear that.