"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God"
We are gearing up for political mud slinging in the U.S. More than stating platforms, we will hear tearing down of the opponent and lots of contention in every direction. I dislike this sort of thing. It helps no one, and it creates discord, even among family members and friends. My political philosophy is a simple one, based on just a few paragraphs by someone I put all my trust in. Matthew 26:52 sums up my thoughts on gun control....Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword". Matthew 5:38;39 “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also."
These are not my words, but the words of Jesus, whom I trust.
This same Jesus, the one that I follow his teachings said in Matthew 19:21 Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." He didn't tell me which poor, or ask me to check them out first to see if they are "worthy" poor. So the candidate I will look at has to be compassionate. In Matthew 14:13-21 this very same Jesus fed 5000 people and never once asked if they used drugs, if they had money, if they were "just". He simply fed them.
- "Do not take advantage of a hired man who is poor and needy, whether he is a brother Israelite or an alien living in one of your towns." Deuteronomy 24:1
It seems to me that God has all the details figured out and He is in control and we simply just need to follow His lead. He had Jesus come to straighten us out and fill us with love and compassion and I like that. God puts in control who He wants and we just need to do two simple things, or maybe its not so simple...