The Common Good

Rick Santorum – The Jesus Candidate

Source: Patheos
Date: January 6, 2012

As Jim Wallis noted, God is not a Republican or a Democrat. Nor can Jesus be hijacked for political purposes.  Jesus is bigger than our political schemes, be they right or left.  The Jesus of the scriptures was a friend of sinners, expanding the circle of love to include groups typically at odds: the infirm, immoral, oppressors, and tax collectors.  All belonged to God’s circle of love and all also fell short of God’s call to transforming love.