Christian Right, In Deed
by James M. Kushiner
Just three days before last Thanksgiving at a gas station in Chicago, a professional mugger strong-armed me, threatened to blow my head off, and emptied my pockets of cash—in less than ten seconds. I had no time to respond.
Two days before Christmas, I finally did respond. I did the only thing I thought a Christian should do: repay evil with good. Or, as one biblical text puts it, “overcome evil with good.” No, I didn’t find the man who mugged me, instead I found the Angel Tree program of the Prison Fellowship Ministries.
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James M. Kushiner is the Director of Publications for The Fellowship of St. James and the former Executive Editor of Touchstone.
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