Is Christianity more than a manger display in City Hall? Are Christians expected to do more than picket a court that has banned organized prayer in schools?
Recently various groups have loudly proclaimed their objections to the court-imposed limitations placed on Christian religious practices and artifacts in governmental settings. Some people say that this is a Christian nation founded on Christian principles.
They object to any court banning Christian religious symbols and ceremonies in and on public property. In Maryland, as these complaints were being made, legislation requiring large employers to provide better health care for their employees was not signed into law. Now it has been proposed that funding for medical care for legal immigrant pregnant women and their children be eliminated.
Into this acrimonious discussion about the extent to which prayer and Christian religious symbolism should be allowed in public facilities, I would like to remind people of the following quote from Matthew 25:45. Jesus is quoted as having said, "I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for the least of these you did not do for me."