Trump Claims COVID-19 Is God Testing Him After He Built Greatest Economy
Many Christians in the U.S. may be able to relate to the idea of such a conversation. About 90% of American Christians say that they talk to God and about 35% say that God talks back to them, according to the Pew Research Center. Among evangelicals, 45% say that their communication with God is a two-way street. It’s also not at all uncommon for religious people to believe that the suffering they are enduring is part of some kind of spiritual test.
But Trump’s assessment of the situation lacked spiritual maturity, according to Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.
Campbell pointed to the biblical story of Jesus praying before his crucifixion in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus prayed that God would take away the suffering he was about to endure but ultimately asked for God’s …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]