Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Thought

“Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man in whom there is no help.” Psalm 146:3

There is probably no more fitting scripture to remember during a political election season than this one!  We choose those whom we believe will represent us well, but we often forget that our choices are a reflection of our values.  If we allow someone to step up and convince us that he (or she) alone has all the answers and will “save” us from all bad things so much so that we believe this person, we are in way too deep!

The day-to-day business of a representative government such as ours requires our involvement and participation.  If we neglect this privilege, the result will be as bad as if we had neglected our churches, our homes, our families, and other things that require attention and care.  Being involved in the political process, however, should not divide our allegiance between that which requires care – and that which demands devotion: our Holy Father.

There are no “messiahs” running for public office, try though some may to convince us otherwise.  One will not destroy us anymore than one will save us.  It is the Holy God alone who can “destroy both soul and body”, and it is His Covenant in Christ which has already saved us!


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