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.

This program lines up volunteers to distribute Christmas gifts . . .

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James M. Kushiner is the Executive Editor of Touchstone.

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