Thursday Thoughts

I wrote these words a few years back. I still believe them. I believe that neither liberalism nor conservatism captures the entire essence of the gospel. I believe that we’re not called to follow a political leader or platform or agenda but Jesus.

I still believe our utmost allegiance is not to a President– any President– or a flag but to a King and a Kingdom that will last forever. I believe one day Jesus will look at us for scars and if He doesn’t find any, He will ask, “Was there nothing worth fighting for?”

I believe that we can serve and bless Jesus in the way that we serve and bless the least of these and those who can never pay us back. I believe that sometimes the least of these will include you and me when we are the least lovable and deserving of grace.

“At the end of the day, Jesus will not ask us who we were against or how much we defended our free speech or how we let everybody know where we stand politically. He will ask, ‘Did you love the least of these? Did you love your enemies? Did you give to those who can’t ever pay you back?’ At the end of the day, all that matters is this: did we love well like Jesus loved us well?”

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