Not sure exactly where this is found in the gospels, but I am sure it should be there. Christians have always been identified by our love. Hate has no place in authentic spirituality.
Which is bigger, the size of Trump’s lies or the length of his ties?
In the seven decades I have been around, there’s been no man that has created so much mayhem so rapidly, and has lied so consistently. The United States is under attack from its own president. The #BLOTUS is toxic, pure and simple.
The Affordable Care Act definitely needs work. But, it isn’t collapsing so much as being intentionally destroyed by a tiny little man with a tiny little head and even smaller, hate-filled heart.
Earlier this morning I read that Robert Mueller’s team has added over a dozen new attorneys to help dig deeper into the malfeasance and corruption at the heart of Trump’s circle. Now, the president’s personal lawyer, following the wise move of Vice President Pence, has hired another lawyer to represent him. When lawyers hire lawyers they know it is about to get real.
Trump is single-handedly attempting to kick-start the economy by providing more jobs for lawyers. I don’t care how many flying monkeys the #Blotus lets fly, the Hounds of Justice are coming after him, and he can feel them getting ever closer.
The #BLOTUS is more than a national embarrassment, or a national disgrace. He is a shameful example of the lowest elements of our society. There’s no need to wonder why our nation is no longer seen as a leader of the free world.
Jesus said that if we hate a person we have already committed murder in our hearts. There are far too many of us who need to ask for forgiveness for carrying murder in our hearts.
As Christians we are asked to love without limits, and to be bearers of grace and reconciliation in every situation. We need nonviolent spirits. We need the peace of Christ in our hearts.
Having just once again read Orwell’s 1984, this quote resonates with me. It also resonates with me because of all that I see happening around me. When almost half of everything we hear from the two leading presidential candidates can be fact-checked and proven false, I am more than a little concerned about where we are as a society.
The consequences are ugly. If we continue to allow our leaders to openly lie; if we refuse to demand the truth, we will have no one but ourselves to blame when there is no difference between the two. That line is becoming more blurred every day.
Donald Trump, for instance, has already cried foul at the thought that his statements might be fact-checked during tomorrow night’s face-to-face debate with Hillary Clinton. How frightening is it when the two leading contenders for the highest office in our nation are afraid of facts?
Any of us can say anything. That doesn’t make our statements true. But, shouldn’t we hold our political leaders accountable for intentionally lying and using half-truths? Don’t we want our leaders to be factual?
I, for one, would like to have the statements of all presidential candidates fact-checked, even if, in those famous words from A Few Good Men, we can’t handle the truth.