Walking the mall today I saw a mother and her two daughters with their eyes glued to their phones. That’s because it’s safer to just say anything about anybody on social media without having to deal with a reaction; even if it’s family.
Recently I discovered in Psalm 101 a prayer that is directed at a nation that is in danger from corrupting influences of deserting the disciplines that have made our nation great. And I believe the family is our (and God’s) most sacred institution.
I suggest that this is the only avenue to the continued success of the American Experiment. Otherwise that’s all that we would have ever been.
Tolerance is the rule of the day. And anything goes including intolerance of other opinions. In reality tolerance leads to intolerance.
Jesus describes how the Comforter/Holy Spirit, God, and Jesus Himself are in constant communication with each other. But the real question is if we’re tuned in to this conversation. Often we’re like the car radio on a long trip and each station we tune in grows fainter as we distant ourselves from the radio tower.
Jesus was the master at looking below the surface of the issues presented to him. And He knew people’s real motives. While compromise seems like a solution, I think we need to follow Jesus and find the core of each issue, mine for the common ground of the issue with the point of view of others, and build up top a solution using Biblical principles.
What I wish to bring out is that the all-inclusive clause in the Declaration of Independence that covers everything that’s included in these Amendments to the Constitution.