Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Super Tuesday

Well, Super Tuesday has come and gone. I’m not nearly as political as I used to be. I do care and I am thankful that I live in a country that allows us to pick our leaders. I do believe that everyone who is allowed to vote has a responsibility to do so – it’s a privilege that many do not enjoy.

Yet, I do not believe we can legislate morality. I get a bit annoyed with those who believe if we just elect the right candidate our country will be saved. I just don’t see that in the Bible. In fact, throughout the Bible I see many political leaders creating more problems than good. And yet, God’s truth and love marches on.

So, should we vote? Of course. Should we expect our country to be “saved” by a candidate? That’s crazy. If we want to see real change, towards good and caring, the answer is very simple (and yet apparently very difficult to accomplish). We simply need to follow the Golden rule – treat others the way you want to be treated. It starts with each of us choosing to put other’s needs above our own.

Too simplistic? Maybe, but why not give it a try and see what happens? After all, it is what Jesus said the whole Bible was about.

Let’s make every day super – by finding ways to improve someone else’s day.



Jeri said...

True, you can't legislate morality, but there have been some that have (and continue to try to) legislate immorality! I'm much more comfy with one that doesn't try to make things worse :-) Thankfully, either way, God is completely in control!

Dave said...

Great point, Jer - that's why I married you :-)

This may sound a bit off the wall, but I actually think a little pressure on the church would be good. We're way too comfortable in our freedom of religion. I'm not at all for legislation that clearly goes against God's Word, but when I look at the faith of those who live in countries where Christianity is illegal - well, I must admit I'm a bit envious. Wierd how persecution can BENEFIT our faith.