politics

Hot Topic: The Mote with the Vote

Today is Election Day in the US & millions of people will be turning out to make sure their opinions are accounted for in our political system. This voting season has been very contentious, particularly if you’re from a hotly contested state – lots of political adds, FB feeds, emails & more than enough mudslinging to chink a plethora of log cabins ,)
Jesus talked about removing the mote (log) in ones eye before trying to help someone who has a splinter. The context of Jesus’ mote, log, splinter discussion is smack in the middle of Jesus instructing us to be less judgmental & to pay more attention to our own shortcomings before we get on a mission to accuse others of their downfalls. No matter if you’re a Democrat, Independent, Republican, Tea Party, Green, Disgruntled, etc, there’s plenty of spaces & topics in our own political thinking for improvement, so be sure to watch for your own mote & get out to vote ,)

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hot topic: Obama

Ah, the delightful quagmire of politics – such an opportunity for some very heated & lively conversation, even debate!  It seems to me, that President Obama has his fair share of proponents and opponents with each side being vehemently and passionately engaged to further their opinion, reference the recent State of the Union address and O’Reilly’s interview with the President before the Super Bowl.

Politics can create some extreme controversy & when I read the Gospels, it seems like many people tried to force Jesus to engage in political dialogue and controversy.  Thanksfully, Jesus is bigger than human politics and remains sovereign regardless of our political situations, government successes or shortcomings and human weaknesses.  In my thinking, Jesus solves our heart problems so that we can be healthy humans for constructive living.  Let’s be sure that we are keeping our eyes on Jesus for our solutions, provisions and decisions 🙂

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patriotism & Jesus

Can you say, “whew!”  The election saga, with the help of Jesus, will be resolved today.  While I’m not much of a “politico”, I am patriotic.  We live in a fantastic country with tremendous blessings.  On this day, let us celebrate our nation, the privilege to vote, the freedoms of speech and religion along with innumerable blessings. Let us also keep in mind God’s imperative to pray for the leaders of our nation.  Regardless of who wins or loses on this day, I am an American today, tomorrow, next month . . . .  I love our country & pray that your love for this nation exceeds any political celebrations or disappointments that may result from this day.  Moreso, I pray that our love for God translates with great clarity into love for people.

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