I am bothered by politics today. It is occurring to me more and more that the current state of politics has very little to do with finding the best path for our nation. Instead, it has become a game of “gotcha” where one side is perpetually seeking to catch the other in some error or misdeed. It has gotten to the point and each side genuinely hopes for the failure of the other side, apparently without realizing that this translates to failure overall. For all of us. It is frustrating.
So I am taking a vow to rise above it. What if I lived my life with such integrity that all of the crazy regulations we fight about were meaningless? As a man who believes God created our planet, my obligation to care for it rises above and exceeds the obligation to comply with whatever environmental regulations are out there. That’s just one example. What if I spend my time helping others so that any person who might need a government program that we fight about incessantly instead depended upon help from me? Another example. How about you? What ideas do you have?
I realize that it’s not as simple as all of this. But think about rising above. What if our lives lived by faith and obedience to God put us on a path where the actions or inactions of the government were something like background noise. Present in our lives, but certainly not controlling.
Rising above the lowest common demoninator that the government strives for might just be the fix to a government that perpetually frustrates me. Render unto Ceasar that which is Ceasar’s. But beyond that, don’t pay a whole lot of attention to Ceasar.
Sounds like a plan. Thanks for reading. Hey, can you help a brother out and share this on Facebook? That would be cool!