Evangelical Christians are constantly thinking about and praying for others.
Their “thoughts and prayers”, “prayers and thoughts” are being endlessly sent out to the four corners of the globe wherever and whenever a tragedy strikes.
Thoughts and prayers of G.W. Bush for war casualties
“President Bush remains deeply grateful for the sacrifice of all Gold Star families, as we all should be,” said his spokesman Freddy Ford when contacted for Bush junior’s response yesterday to the latest foot-in-mouth by Donald Trump.
(Note: An ex-Potus is allowed to keep his former job title of ‘president’ honorarily, like how professors can keep their professional titles if they’re awarded professor emeritus.)
“Gold Star” moms and dads refer to surviving family members of American soldiers killed in war.
Evangelicals hear God’s voice in their head
Over the recent weekend, Donald Trump had a brush with Gold Star parents Khizr and Ghazala Khan who criticized the Republican presidential nominee for his negative views on Muslims.
G.W. Bush’s spokesman told the New York Times that the ex-president – who oversaw Uncle Sam’s adventures in Iraq – does not share Trump’s dismissive views of the contributions by American Muslims who fought or are fighting wars on the side of the USA.
The Khans’ late son Capt. Humayun had been killed in Iraq in 2004.
Humayun’s heroism was highlighted by Hillary Clinton recently (July 28) when his father, Khizr Khan, was given the stage at the Democrat’s national ‘convention.
BELOW: Click on shortlink url (in tweet embed) to go to article ‘George Bush: “God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq”‘ in The Guardian newspaper
Lambs of God pray for surviving family members
Bush sent American soldiers to Iraq because Saddam Hussien had WMDs. Or so said the American intelligence.
The passage of years has not dimmed GW’s concern for the troops and their families.
“President Bush remains deeply grateful for the sacrifice of all Gold Star families, as we all should be. He thinks about them and prays for them each and every day,” said the former president’s spokesman.
It looks like the evangelicals in America and the evangelistas in Malaysia have something in common.
They have a line to God, and they think about and pray daily for others — even their enemies.