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You want me to do what?  How can this be?  I do believe I heard correctly and I am trying to honor what I believe the Lord has said to me about “loving” my president.  I did not vote for President Obama and I don’t necessarily agree with him politically on many issues, but I do love him.  I also love his wife and kids.  I am cautioned concerning my words about the man because if affects me directly about how I pray for him.  It feels like hypocrisy for me to pray for him and my country and then turn around and bad mouth him publicly!  The negative rhetoric, racial slurs and incessant bantering about the leader of our country is of no value to the overall condition of our country.  It CHANGES nothing.

I’m  familiar with scripture and I don’t remember reading anything from the mouth of Jesus that was remotely terse toward Caesar or any  governmental official in the system.  He knew full well how events towards the end of his life was going to end.  If anyone had the “right” to spew negative words towards Big Brother, it was Jesus.  But, He did not partake.

I wonder if we need to rethink our verbal projectiles?


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  1. Michael
    March 22, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Actually Mike, I was getting ready to post something as well. I’m a little worn out by all the political bashing. We are the Church, not pundits. I get we may not be happy, but where is the grace and mercy? Where is the hope we have for abundant life, better days, brighter futures? Surely God’s Kingdom plan isn’t checkmated by health-care reform, deficits, or differences of polity….

  2. Nick Derington
    March 22, 2010 at 8:55 am

    I found myself checking the outcome in bed last night. It’s hard not to be so critical of a decision like this given the track record of past reforms. This is why our identity must not be found in our government but in our Lord. We are however called to support and obey our government. Thanks for this insight Mike.

  3. Rozy McCormick
    March 23, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Well said my friend.

  4. Pat
    March 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you!

  5. March 23, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Nice, I like the way you think…and the way Jesus thinks too!

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