‘Woke’ has become a Marmite word, you either love it or hate it, embrace it or use it to insult.
It’s a word weapon in phoney political and cancel culture wars. It divides people and groups, yet it’s a word that speaks of thoughtfulness and empathy. A word to unite sadly divides.
So, before you use the word ‘woke’ in a pejorative sense, remember Jesus would probably be considered ‘woke’ today!
Jesus was thoughtful and empathic towards others. I follow Jesus and try to treat others thoughtfully and emphatically; be they white, black, male, female, straight, gay, transsexual, or whatever. That’s not something to be criticised using the word ‘woke’.
Jesus championed the disadvantaged and marginalised, and I try to do the same, because it’s the right thing to do as a human being, but also as a Christian. For me, it’s a double imperative, humanity and Christianity.
Let’s embrace the word and seek to understand others, helping to bring compassion and unity.