“Participants in the kingdom of the world trust the power of the sword to control behavior; participants of the kingdom of God trust the power of self-sacrificial love to transform hearts.
The kingdom of the world is concerned with preserving law and order by force; the kingdom of God is concerned with establishing the rule of God through love.
The kingdom of the world is characterized by judgment; the kingdom of God is characterized by outrageous, even scandalous, grace.”

Greg Boyd

How refreshing, like rain clearing the sky of the noxious smoke of raging wildfires, to see someone refuse to make fun of, throw jabs or insults at, or demean a political opponent in the midst of his time of vulnerability…. it was… what’s the word?… it was… kind.
And, likewise, I hope for a quick and speedy recovery to this man and his wife, and all around him who have also been infected.
Politics need not be filled with rottenness…
“With [the tongue] we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.”   –James 3:9-10

 

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