I was sitting and thinking the other day about the political atmosphere. I am just disgusted by how these people who have been entrusted with representing us are acting. And no, it's not new. It's been this way for many years now and seems to just keep getting worse.
I have always voted Republican. With where I feel God has taken me this year I am pretty amazed by that fact. One of the reasons I had aligned myself with them in the past, is because I saw their stance as being more COMMON SENSE THINKING than the Democrats. I've been a pretty common sense thinking guy most of my life. This is where the light seemed to shine on a dark place of understanding in my heart and mind the other day.
How can I read the Gospel of Christ and come away thinking He was a common sense thinking guy? There is nothing about Christ that fits under COMMON SENSE. He gives himself as answers to questions. He rubs mud in a blind guys eyes. Today I could be arrested for that. He tells Peter to forgive over and over and over on and on and on.....He tells stories that make no sense at all. Try out The Prodigal Son story or the Good Samaritan. Matthew 5,6, and 7 are real common sense teaching don't you think? Oh, and his last act really made a lot of sense. So much so that even after trying to tell his disciples what he was about to do, they saw the whole thing as a big failure and they all went back to fishing.
I understand today when my liberal clients ask how Christians can be Conservative Rebublicans. I know why they ask that now. I also know why conservative ask that same question of Liberal Christians.
Here is what I am feeling today, none of the political parties represent Jesus and his message. They don't represent me either. Jesus wouldn't be acting like any of them or supporting any of them for that matter. I guess this is the big question. Can we be about trying to live the Kingdom of God life at the same time we are trying to maintain a system that doesn't look or act like God at all? He didn't seem to be interested in making deals with folks that weren't working at bringing about His Father's Kingdom.
HE IS ABOUT SOMETHING TOTALLY OTHER. I feel a call to walk there with Him.