The Great Divide

As the election of 2012 comes to a close we are reminded once again of the great divide found within this country.  We have always had our share of problems, but our history shows us that there was a time when people in spite of their differences came together to make this country strong. Rolling up their sleeves, setting their differences aside doing whatever was need in order that our country was able to move forward.

This is no longer true.  Now there are angry, hurtful words expressed.  Acts of hatred and violence towards fellow citizens are commonplace.  Everyone seems to have their agenda and that’s all that is important.  If you don’t like my agenda or agree with my beliefs, then you are ignorant and get out of my life.

This concerns and saddens me.  Why?  We need each other.  The challenges and problems that our country faces will not be overcome as long as the division remains. The division is growing deeper and wider. Does anyone really care?  Citizens, Christ followers, church will anyone step forward?

I believe Christ followers, the body of Chris must lead the way.  I know that there are Christ followers on both sides. We are to be people of reconciliation, proponents of peace and love.  We don’t have to agree on everything.  But we can agree on this – we need each other.  The God that created me is the same God that created my brother or sister who may have voted differently than I did.

One of the first things that you can and should be doing is praying for each other, for our leaders, and for the role that you are to play in destroying the division.

I Timothy 2:1

 

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