It is a day of remembering victims and survivors of this disease and hoping for a cure one day.
I’d like to address another form of cancer that is ravaging us as a culture.
Over the weekend a fellow watchblogger wrote that he was hoping that anyone who supports Trump would die a painful death from cancer.
Rush Limbaugh’s announcement that he has late stage lung cancer was greeted with glee in some quarters with declarations that he deserved to die a painful death.
I often (usually) oppose both Trump and Limbaugh.
Both fail to exhibit simple human decency too often in my opinion.
However, no one can lay hold to the higher ground of decency while wishing great evil upon another person…especially over temporal political concerns.
It doesn’t just happen on one side of the divide…
We are all sliding into the lowest common denominator of fallen man…the murder that hides in our hearts until the opportunity to express it comes.
It is a spiritual cancer.
I have Trump supporters and Limbaugh listeners in my life that I love dearly despite our conflicting views.
We get along fine because we choose to focus on that which unites us…our common faith in Christ and the relationships we’ve worked to build.
We choose to keep this cancer in remission…
May we all work to see the end of both the physical cancers and the spiritual cancers that threaten death to our bodies and our souls.