If you are like me, the news since January 20th has been difficult to hear. Amazingly, it seems like a day does not go by without reading headlines that either make me sad or enrage me. Maybe this is nothing new, maybe I am just paying more attention to the news, but if you are like me, it can seem overwhelming. And if you are like me, you might be struggling with how to respond to the headlines this week.
It is at times like these that I am grateful that I have a faith that has stood the tests of time to help me navigate life. I am thankful that I have a source of wisdom, in the Bible, to help me make sense of the headlines and best respond. While everything in scripture has a specific context it is written in and needs to be understood first in that context, it has a lot to say about our context as well. The early church in Acts demonstrated their protest to the headlines of their day not in violence in the streets, but in love in their homes and communities. Sharing in food and possession to all those who needed it. I believe how the early church acted, and the wisdom of the Bible can give us good insight into how we should live and act in the world we find ourselves today. And with that in mind, here are 5 ways I believe the Bible suggests we respond to the headlines of this week.