August 10, 2018

What I read today

Joshua 17-18; Psalm 102; Jeremiah 36; Acts 13; James 2-3

James 3 vs. 8-9 – “but no one can tame the tongue-a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it, we bless the Lord and Father, and with it, we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so.”NRSV

I’ve had to block a lot of people from my facebook page.  Lately, people are coming unglued over the political views of others.  Trump haters slam Trump backers.  Trump backers slam Trump haters.  Democrats slam Republicans. Republicans slam Democrats. Liberals hate Conservatives.  Conservatives hate Liberals.

Both sides claim to have God’s ear in their arguments.

Truth is neither side does.  I think sometimes God looks at our behavior and shakes his head.  While I can appreciate that some believe that abortion is wrong or that homosexuality is sinful or even the idea that we oppose the immigrants who come here legally receiving any kind of amnesty our tone is now entirely out of control.  The rhetoric we are using shows no love for the people we are arguing with.

Whether we agree with someone or disagree with someone they are human beings who Christ died for and thus we must treat them with the same degree of love and compassion as Christ did for us.

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