I woke up this morning to my social media feeds overrun with trolls accusing me of burning a cross in my yard. Two teen brothers are making crosses and selling them and all the money goes to snacks for doctors and nurses at local hospitals. I, and a number of neighbors
Stuck the crosses in our yards and wrapped them in Christmas lights. It is, after all, Holy Week, and scripture tell us “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” We’re in a global pandemic and can’t go to church. I thought it was a nice thought.
But the trolls have not only decided it is not a nice thought, but have overrun my social media feed to accuse me of being in the KKK. First, I’d like to thank God my first thoughts are not the thoughts of internet trolls. Second, overwhelmingly the trolls aren’t even Christian.
I’ll turn the lights off on Good Friday, the day the world went dark, and pray for the trolls in the meantime. The true light, which gives light to everyone, has come into the world and this week we celebrate him conquering death.
At a time of global pandemic we need that light shining in the darkness more than ever. My only regret here is that two teenagers have done a wonderful thing and their actions are overshadowed by a bunch of malicious internet trolls.
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