A Voice for the Moderates
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for sums up the Law and the Prophets.”
~ Matthew 7:12 ~
I am a middle child. I do not think that is why I am a moderate, though I do fall in between two sisters who are on opposite ends of the turmoil going on, in the United States today.
I really do believe “all things in moderation” is a good rule of thumb.
I have tried to stay out of the political rhetoric being bantered about, especially in this last year. Absolutes bother me, mostly because absolutes are rarely true; not all men are misogynist, or people without a degree obtuse, or rich people heartless; but it does not mean that I do not take stands on issues which I think matter, as you know if you read these pages. Even in all of the name calling and lack of civility, on both sides, there are some points which are just too offensive to me let lie; like all Democrats are Communist / Socialist, or that all Trump supporters are racist.
I am blessed to have people in my life on both sides of the issues impacting our nation. As I have previously written, I like people in my life that know more than me; I want to be able to learn from my friends and family.
We are dealing with a pandemic, with politics and protest; not to mention all of the fall out associated with these issues. It is that fallout which is bothering me today; and which is propelling me to issue this Call to Action.
I know people are hurt, angry, and hopeless. But I believe there are better ways of dealing with our feelings and the real issues which have motivated those feelings, than what we are doing at the moment.
If we do not stop the screaming and yelling, even in muted tones, we are going to usher in both a virtual and real-world blood bath that will take us years to recover from.
I am asking you to pray. I believe we need to pray like never before, and pray as a nation. I always say when you are not sure how to pray, pray for God’s will to be done, which covers everything in my book; because I believe God knows best. That Is All For Now.
“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
~ Matthew 5: 43-48 ~
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