Just Grow Up !
When I learned how to trash talk with my teammates
as an athlete growing up in Northwest Ohio, I never thought the day
would come when the people who run for our highest offices would be
taking this skill to another level. I for one am tired of the annoying
sounds of half truth and innuendo known as political “ads”.
Meanwhile, our country is in the midst of a war that has
few positive outcomes apparent at this time; an economy that has great
strength in some quarters but huge inequities for many people and very
little useful dialogue going on with our candidates to bring resolutions.
This reminds me of the Biblical precedent that was
present in ancient Israel when the people persisted in calling upon
God to give them a king. They believed their problems would be solved
if only they could have someone they called “king” just
as their secular neighbors could do. Naturally, we know that this was
a short lived solution as the kings often brought as many problems
with them as they solved.
Is it any wonder that the same abuse of power
still exists today with our leaders as have been
observed for centuries. That absolute power corrupts absolutely can still
be seen in our politicians and their ties to wealthy lobbyists, corporate
executives who stack their compensation committees with friends who will
also help boost salaries and stock options to multi-million dollar levels.
If you are running for office, it is a good time
to think about the source of your power… God is the source of all aspects of life
and its goodness. As a voter, it is a good time to look at the source
of power of the candidates you wish to vote into office. Not only should
you hear a candidate talk about their faith, but you should be able to
see the results of that faith journey in their performance and track
God bless you all as you cast your votes for the best candidate
you can discern thru prayer and study. I guess that’s what it means
to grow up…expect that what you hear is often not believable unless
the source is as reliable as the Word of God.
Sent October 30,
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