Jesus and Politics

I’ve never met a Will Rogers quote I didn’t like, and that is especially true about his thoughts on politics.  For instance, "Congress is so strange; a man gets up to speak and says nothing, nobody listens, and then everybody disagrees." "Congress meets tomorrow morning. Let us all pray: Oh Lord, give us strength to bear that which is about to be inflicted upon us. Be merciful with them, oh Lord, for they know not what they're doing. Amen." The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. Most of my life, I have thought that politics was a disaster and it was best to not get too seriously involved.  I was into casual politics.  I would vote and pay some attention to what was going on, but I was committed to not getting too serious about anything and just playing the

Stolen Blog of the Week

Every once in a while, I come across a blog, article or posting of some sort that I think is engaging.  I may not always agree with everything in it, but I feel it is saying something we ought to consider and think about.  And when I find one of these articles, I feel it is God’s will that I steal it and post it on OUR site.  Now the technical name for this is “annexing,” as in the sentence, “Hitler annexed the Sudetenland.”  But while Hitler did it for political gain, I am doing it in Christian love.  So there. Today, we have two stolen blogs that I would like to present to you for your consideration.  Both are presented in their entirety on their own website without any editing, obscuring or comments from me.  I just provide the links and pretend that I am annexing them as my