Here and Now
by Herb Montgomery
Jesus’s gospel was good news to the poor, the oppressed, the disinherited. It was not post-mortem, other-world good news. It was good news here; good news now. We must critique versions of Christianity that are radically privatized and/or intentionally removed from societal change. We must also critique interpretations of Jesus’ teachings that are opiates for the vulnerable and encourage present day followers of Jesus to be passive in the face of injustice. Jesus’ gospel was simple: it was people taking care of people in the here and in the now.