What did you think when you first heard about the dark-skinned young man who dishonored one of his nation’s most sacred symbols, just to make a point? How did you feel about his public disgraceful treatment of his heritage for a personal social cause?
By the way, I’m talking about Jesus of Nazareth, not Colin Kaepernick.
When Jesus stood in a synagogue on a Sabbath and healed a man with a withered hand, he deeply offended the Jewish faithful in the room. And when Kaepernick sat for the anthem in a stadium on a Sunday, he deeply offended patriotic Americans across the country. But if we pause and take a deep breath, it’s quite possible that Jesus’ miracle can help us understand Kaepernick’s protest, and Kaepernick’s protest can help us understand Jesus’ miracle.
First, how Jesus helps us understand Kaepernick: Continue reading