I have made several comments regarding the present Presidential election saga. What a cliff-hanger. What drama unfolds day by day. I'm hooked. I'm interested. I care.
However, I don't enjoy some of it. Our nation, my opinion, is in sad lack of humility on the part of the nation's leaders as well as the media. How much more heavy sighing and rolling of the eyes in disgust are we to view as the heavy breather speaks of another with biased contempt? Yes, serious matters with opposing opinions are on the table. But, I've not noticed the perfect candidate nor interviewer yet. Have you?
With so much at stake, why the distracting factor of negative innuendo and tackiness? Why the lack of civility? CNN? FOX? Both lack sheer courtesy at times. Democrat? Republican? Both parties possess obstinance and narrow-mindedness. Why the lack of respect? Where did all of this unkindness and divisiveness originate?
Could it be the divided American church has had more influence in the halls of Congress than we had imagined? Has media taken on church snobbery and narrow attitudes? Could it be our disregard for scripture calling for harmony and love has actually gone to such strong seed it comes back at us through our radios and televisions and we don't like what we are receiving?
What we are seeing in the political arena has much which is a far cry from the fruit of the Holy Spirit. Our job will be to see that such fruit is coming from the churches where we serve. Maybe if the spiritual world begins to care deeply for one another instead of living in competition, some such Holy Spirit traits might actually make their ways to the halls of Congress and build our country on the meaningful principles of God.