Thursday, October 13, 2016
Word for November 8
"No one can serve two masters...You are for Me or against Me."
Because I've been wrong about every election since 1972, I won't predict who will win on November 8.
Of course, I'd never tell people who should get their votes during a worship service; not because LBJ started the injustice of proscribing 1st Amendment rights from Christians so happily expanding under "progressive" politicians, jurists, educators, entertainers, media, and mainliners but because of what I just said in the previous sentence-paragraph.
I've been wrong so often about the qualifications and character of candidates as well as election outcomes that I don't pretend to know who's best for anything with absolute certainty.
I'm just guessing when I vote for politicians who, like the rest of us, are so, uh, human.
Besides, it's not my job to tell people who should get their votes.
It's my job to tell people who say they're Christians to vote like it!
That means people who say they're Christians should vote with Jesus in mind.
Jesus is the focus and filter for everything said and done by Christians no matter who, what, where, when, or why.
Christians are Christians in all things with all people in all places at all times.
Christians are Christians in public and private; saying and doing the same things no matter who, what, where, when, or why.
Christians don't pander to any audience and don't agree with the last person talked to like bad sentences ending in prepositions.
Christians aren't accused of lying because they always tell the truth with Jesus as Master, Bible as manual, and common sense as governor.
Christians only change their stories if corrected by Jesus, Bible, and common sense; and then they confess error, pledge change, and ask forgiveness.
If I have to explain that to you, you're not a Christian.
Back to November 8, I'm thinking anyone who campaigns for their candidate for the big house as thaaaaaaat much better than the other has two feet planted firmly in the air; and when Hillary and Donald go after each other's past, present, and predicted futures, I wanna scream rhetorically, "What's that I see in your eye?"
Frankly, admitting there's still time for my mind to be changed, I'm not inclined to vote for either of 'em.
Donald comes off as a mostly mouthy offensive and often offensive while being defensive donkey; noting donkey is a synonymatic euphemism for what's really on my mind. He has turned avoiding taxes into an art form and can't brush off his boorish brusqueness as lockerroom banter; recalling the adage, "What's deep in the well comes up in the bucket!" Really, does anyone really know what Donald really believes? I mean, c'mon, he's changed his positions on, uh, just about everything as often as Hillary's "husband" has changed paramours.
Hillary is a pathological liar who doesn't blush at the butchering of babies a la partial birth abortion, accepts money from sworn enemies of America and Israel, has played politics with the lives of our women and men in uniform, and doesn't recognize her shameless hypocrisy in claiming her opponent is a misogynist while she enabled a sexual predator for a decade at minimum and did her worst to discredit, defame, and destroy his and her victims.
Both belong on the Mount Rushmore of condescendingly smug egomaniacs.
So, again, when either say the other is not "fit" to be P, I wanna scream rhetorically, "What's that I see in your eye?"
I was leaning toward one over the other as a roll of the dice because I just can't imagine having a notoriously scripted criminal as P; but then my jurist-in-training son reminded, "Dad, you always taught us that the lesser of two evils is still evil. You taught us that Jesus always has a better way. So how can you now say you're going to vote for ___ because she/he is the lesser of two evils? How are you going to explain that to Jesus?"
I can't stand it when people quote me to correct me.
My boy brought Cliff to mind.
Cliff is one of the most faithful pastors, husbands, and dads that I've ever known; and I'll never forget when he went to the microphone of a large church meeting in Pittsburgh and yelled during a very contentious debate, "Vote for Jesus!"
He's was right then and now.
Vote for Jesus!
It's the only Christian thing to do.
I'm not saying I know for sure how that plays out when it comes to Donald and Hillary.
I'm not suggesting a write-in ballot.
I'm not suggesting the other two make more sense.
I'm just saying Christians vote with Jesus in mind.
Which of the two or four or more best reflect Jesus in their words, actions, past, present, and promises?
I'm not saying I know for sure.
All I'm saying is Christians vote with Jesus in mind.
It's the job of Christians to do that and remind their sisters and brothers to do that.
Vote for Jesus!
He's the only Savior around.
Blessings and Love!
Salt! Shine! Leavenate!
Look up! Stand up! Speak up! Act up for Jesus!