The editorial staff of Sojourner magazine posted this question, "What would Jesus Cut?" This is in reference to the new budget proposed from the Trump White House. I could write a million words on this, but instead I will allow Henri Nouwen to speak for me. Even though thisbdear man has been dead for 2 decades his words seem to sum up my anger in a more positive light.
He said, "Jesus, the Blessed Son of God, hungers and thirsts for uprightness. He abhors injustice. He resists those who try to gather wealth and influence by oppression and exploitation. His whole being yearns for people to treat one another as brothers and sisters, sons and daughters of the same God.
With fervor he proclaims that the way to the Kingdom is not saying many prayers or offering many sacrifices but in feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and visiting the sick and the prisoners (see Matthew 25:31-46). He longs for a just world. He wants us to live with the same hunger and thirst."
What is fair? What is just? What do we cut? And who do we sacrifice?
I reckon how we see God and how we love Jesus will determine our answers as well as our actions.