9/22/2014

loneliest number

Tuesday September 30th,  Philippians 2:  1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. We are moving into the midterm election season. As we reflect on this text during this political season, we need first be reminded that being likeminded does not mean agreeing on everything.  It does mean that the love of God grounds you and connects you to one another so the question is never about “me” but about “us.”  Doing what you can to limit the “us” is never about Democracy.  Supporting a party which practices limiting the rights of voters is never about the work of God and therefore the current GOP policy of using the scare of voter fraud to commit voter fraud is not of Christ. If the behavior were on the playground it would be called being a bully.   When we focus on what is best for “us” then we start to get at what is best for “me.”  When you only focus on the “me” you never get to the “us.”  And as the old song goes, One is the loneliest number…

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