Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
There is a most important word that is lacking these days in our current personal and political vocabulary: HUMILITY.
From the White House, to the State House, to the “News” House, to the Club House, to some of our Own Houses, there is a famine of humility in our culture. Too many voices are claiming, “I have the voice of God. My way is right, so your way must be wrong.”
It is this dominance of arrogance that is contributing to the dividing of our nation and the world into a destructive culture which demonizes anyone who might not share our complete belief or value system.
Oh, how easy it is to become entwined in a sinister web of despair, cynicism, and antagonism which can drag us all into a pit of negative fatalism and despair. How refreshing and inviting when someone dares offer a humble statement of, “I might be wrong, so let us talk.”
There is a healing world view I would offer. We are entering a season in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam which trumpets a reminder to each of us that “THERE IS A GOD, AND WE ARE NOT IT!”
If we can regain a stance of humility in the presence of a God who is the Lord of the world, perhaps we humbly can submit our own letter of resignation from trying to be Lord of the Universe. A tender, open heart is integral to healing our fractured world.
May that be the first and immediate step each of us will take in this season of renewal and resolutions which can help usher in God’s Peaceable Kingdom.