I have a confession. There are certain politicians in this world that I cannot stand, to the point that I wish them harm. Perhaps you have similar feelings with some of the self-serving, ego-maniacal, society defacing and destroying personalities you encounter in this world. I lash out with feelings and words that prove me equally guilty of the crimes I abhor. Some Christian I am!
The world is broken in many ways. We humans, created by God and called to be good stewards of this global gift, often blindly work at crippling its wonders and blessings. I guess we can be as guilty as the worst of our fellow earth citizens when we want to. Some Christians we are!
Take heart! God isn’t finished with us yet. God’s Spirit is alive and well when we open ourselves to God’s grace and possibilities. We can even learn to love those who act despicably. I’m learning to pray for those monstrous individuals. I find less anger towards those people. My compassion for their evolving into better humans is greater. By God’s redemption and sustaining Spirit, there’s hope for all of us.
Lord, help us all to accept your redeeming love and be ready to thus change how we relate to one another. Amen. — SO