Good Day, God!
I’ve been pondering — and actually working on doing — what You command. Love your enemies — pray for those who persecute you. Now, thanks be, no one is persecuting me. But, they seem to be willing to let millions of folks die without much access to insurance for western medicine. So, I feel like they are persecuting poor people. These are very ones that Jesus had in mind when he said, “As you have done it unto the least of these, you have done it unto me.”
As I was praying for one key senator a thought came to me — What if he thinks that our country cannot afford to provide health care to so many people. He must believe that it is a choice between our country’s demise or the somewhat earlier death of millions of people. Oh! Wow!
I don’t agree. But, all of a sudden I could understand HOW he might have come to make such an apparently inhumane choice. Ah . . .
There is not enough understanding nowadays, God.
This morning I read a quote from Lady Gaga: “I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and a part of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean.”
Hmm. Well, yes. That sounds like such a good way to live — online and in real life. Being kind . . . being positive . . . actually wanting to understand WHY folks disagree with me.
Actually, God, maybe we could begin by being less invested in Being Right . . . or Left. Maybe we could explore areas where we agree . . . where we want the same things? And yes, I hear You saying that BLESSING folks is a great way to begin.