Rev. Dr. Chuck Moffett
This article is written in that great wasteland between the Federal election on November 8, 2016, and the Inauguration of our next President on January 20, 2017.
I do not pretend to possess the political, economic and business expertise to articulate all the issues swirling around in this current wasteland. However, I do offer a viewpoint on what each of us needs to be doing to change the current dialogue in our country and in our daily interactions with our families, friends and neighbors. This viewpoint transcends any party allegiance.
The current diatribes seem to be limited to “party loyalty,” with no attention nor engagement as to the values which should be defining who we are as citizens of this already great nation.
As people who base our heritage on the Judeo-Christian faith traditions, our life as a country needs to be determined on the principles of justice, compassion, inclusiveness and respect for ALL – for the common good, not for the power brokers. Any other viewpoint denies the faith which we profess to hold precious.
My prayer is that we all will examine our own priorities. As we accept God’s unconditional love for us, how do we dare deny that love to ALL others? May our lives give witness to the message on a recent church billboard:
“Hate Has No Home Here.”