Are you OK with our current reality in this country? No?
Rev. Benjamin Wayman suggests that, “The people of God are a people of protest. Christians in America should see protest as part of our necessary proclamatory action that Jesus is Lord in a world that lives otherwise. We protest people who disparage the image of God in other human beings. We protest policies and practices that fall short of love of neighbor. We protest systems and patterns that privilege some and exploit others. We protest the politics of a world that killed the author of life and is set on killing his disciples. The politics of God’s kingdom is at odds with the politics of this world, which is why protest is a holy practice of God’s people. Christian protest witnesses to the reality that all is not well in our world, and it announces the good news that the kingdom of God is near. The whole of Christian life is a witness in protest. In this sense, the church doesn’t protest; the church is a protest.
(from an article “Why do Christians Protest?” The Christian Century Oct. 20, 2020)