As the impeachment frenzy seizes Washington, we need to heed the wisdom of Jesus: forgive others (Luke 24:34) and don’t be a hypocrite (Matthew 7:5). Then, “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)).
As the impeachment frenzy seizes Washington, all sides of the controversy need to heed the wisdom of Jesus as he hung on the cross in agony.
Jesus said to those who tortured and executed him: “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 24:34).
All sides of the controversy need to heed the wisdom of Jesus when he urged us to discern what is wrong with our own views before we denounce what is wrong with the other person’s views.
Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount: “You hypocrite[s], first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:5).
All sides of the controversy need to heed the wisdom of Isaiah: “Come now, and let us reason together” (Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)).
For my thoughts on how to overcome divisions among people, please read my blogs “Overcoming Divisions” and “We Need Inspiring Visions of the Future. Why?”.
For my thoughts on how politicians divide us and statesmen unite us, please read my blogs, “Deceptive-Drawings-Designed-To-Deceive-And-Divide-Us” and “Intensive Care Units or Health Clubs?”.
For my thoughts on how Mercy is the Power that Preserves a civilization that is good—that is very good, please read the chapter “David Establishes the Work of His Hands with Mercy” in my book Healing the Promised Land, at pages 47-57. In addition to discussing the way that David used mercy to establish the nation of Israel, this chapter discusses how Jesus, King Alfred the Great, Abraham Lincoln, and Martin Luther King used mercy to establish civilizations that are good—that are very good.