uncontrolled opulence

Monday July 8th, Galatians 6:  1-3 Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived. We tend to view laws as mostly about someone else. That is why it is so hard to get realistic ethics laws passed in hallowed halls of government, everyone is so busy pointing fingers and posturing politically they can’t sign anything.  What God calls us to do is the more difficult task, to govern ourselves first and foremost.  And the standard by which we are to judge ourselves in governance is how well we stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed and help share their burdens.  A society will be judged by how it treats the most vulnerable in her midst.  It is what we are to be about as individuals and as a society.  It is what we are to be about as cities and states and nations.  Most of our energy is spent on the business of controlling someone else so we can go on and on in our uncontrolled opulence, making sure the money flows in one direction, our direction.  I always looked forward to that point where my children would enjoy giving at Christmas more than getting.  God is still looking forward to that same maturity in our day to day lives as a nation.  


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