The world just seems to be so chaotic right now. At times like this, I think it’s really important to talk about and be mindful of how we handle ourselves. We have become a society that is so quick to judge and discriminate the second we come across a disagreement. I see this happen all the time on Facebook where people are virtually “yelling” at each other just because they disagree over a political issue. God makes it very simple. He calls us to LOVE each other. When asked which commandment is the most important, Jesus replies in Matthew 22:37-39 saying “'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” God has given us the gift of free will so that we can express our own opinions. The fact that we are given choices in life is a huge part of what makes life so beautiful. As we continue to interact with people with different opinions, be challenged today to act like Jesus would in the midst of a disagreement and respond with love. Ask yourself, what would Jesus do?"
The last month has been exhausting! I am glad to see November 8th come and go. I have never witnessed the extreme negativity and bantering that occurred between candidates and those that supported them (and that includes those of us who call ourselves Christians). Unfortunately, all mankind is flawed – we all bear the marks of sin in our lives. It is easy to look at others and judge, not so easy to look at ourselves. Romans 12:23 tells us to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” I am hopeful that our President elect will surround himself with qualified men and women who will give him sound advice. I will try and be patient and give him a chance to lead. As scriptures requires of us, I will be praying for him and that he make sound decisions. But above all I rely upon our God that His will be done for this great nation in which we live. God Bless America!