We’ve all heard people say, “This is America. If you don’t like our flag, then get out!” As Christians struggle to walk in love we must be willing to ask ourselves: “If we don’t want to carry our cross, can we still claim it?"
What do we do when being a Christian conflicts with being an American?
Who is God's Holy Nation and how is it different from all other nations?
Jesus’ world was full of anger, division, and political tension. Once we realize the political pressures and options Jesus faced, we can see that the cross speaks a very relevant message for the political scene in our own time.