I believe in Jesus Christ who manifested the love of God to all people during his short time on earth. This kind of love was so shocking and powerful it energized the people and created anxiety for the leaders who were oppressing them.
The Ukrainian woman who offered a Russian soldier tea and her phone so he could Facetime with his mother is manifesting the love of Christ.
When we say we believe in Jesus Christ we are saying we believe in this type of response to violence. The people need to show the political leaders that life is about loving one another and not needless destruction.
Reaffirming our belief in Jesus raises our level of awareness as to how we should treat others.
Where do we see the face of Christ around us? What are we called to do for the people of Ukraine? For the people of our community?
Prayer is one answer and some kind of action is another answer. We have the power to do something. It may seem like a small thing – like a one-time donation to help refugees but imagine if every adult in the US took one small action?