It is easy to feel the emotion to start to well up as the political season moves along. What was once observing from a distance has now become trench warfare. You may not even be in a political camp yet, but the heated rhetoric is sparing no one. Every camp is pushing their nuclear buttons as the primary season begins to wrap up.
As a concerned citizen, I want to think about how I treat people and how I project to people, regardless of their world view or political leanings. I can believe someone is wrong, but still treat them fairly.
Again, it feels like the political climate is getting ugly and potentially dangerous. With everything for our country at stake, I was wondering about the most important decision we will have to make. That is in whom do we really place our trust and hope. For those who did not see the re-direct, that was a faith based question. That was a question as to whether we put our hope in man or in God.
As a christian, I know that God is in control. Even times that seems to have our country teetering on a cliff. We who bring Good News, also bring hope. As tensions arise let us be gentle and meek. I think about what is our calling. One is to give the reason for our hope. When others put their hope in a man and that man or woman seem to be at odds with the Good News of Jesus, then our testimony is in our behavior, perhaps more than our words.
Actions seems to be what launches the amazing power of the Holy Spirit. if we want to transform our country, then I pray that we start the change that begins with ourselves. That our actions are in line with our sacred calling.
Those action would be to be fair minded. To be gentle and considerate in our speech. The difficult part is that it seems as though until we come to a place of humility and see others as more important than ourselves, then it would be next to impossible to be gentle and kind in the face of vile character attacks and ungodly bluster.
Now that we are nearing the end of the primary season, I am hoping that grace and decency are seen as clear difference makers and people would gravitate to what is good. If we are to be righteous, then we need to do good. We need to think critically with a gentle heart.
If God is glorified, then everything else we go exceedingly well. These may be the times foretold of long ago, that requires us to be obedient to the very end.