Wednesday, September 26, 2012

TODAY'S THOUGHTS -- Talking Politics?










In case you didn't know, we have an election coming up. Hah! Yeah, I figured you'd heard something about it. I'm not here to tell you what you should do, though I've been known to do that. I want to talk about our attitudes and our sometimes careless need to be right.

I know a lot about this. I'm a passionate person. I know what I believe and why I believe it. However, that doesn't mean I'm always right--even though I'd like to think so.

During this election season, I've decided to speak out about what I believe because I'm concerned that we may be losing the country I love. I've been convicted about my need to pray and to speak out as a conservative. However, in my passion and certainty of what's "right" I sometimes speak carelessly. For that, I am sorry. And believe me, I've received some flak for my statements.

I do believe that God would like us to stand up for truth and for righteousness, but I think he shakes his head and weeps for His children when they tear one another apart over something like politics. Well . . . about anything at all. I don't think we're ever supposed to tear each other up. We are supposed to love one another.

So, my word today is to speak with care and in love. It's okay to be passionate about a topic (Jesus was), but let's remember that we're family and we're in this together. So, let's pull together and love one another.

May God's will be done.


Grace and peace to you from God,

Bonnie

1 comment:

  1. Amen! I've already had to "tell" a couple Christians whom I know and fully love off! And they deserved it. No need for the offensive, snarky, downright mean cracks, comments, "all in the name of humor" doncha know! How can we pray for one in authority and then outta the same mouth out comes... oooops! But you have been fine, my dear friend--otherwise I woulda let ya know, cuz I do love you and you know it! No need to remain silent--but huge need to remain HOLY...

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