Wednesday, March 2

Political Morality

I suppose these days Politics and Morals are juxtaposed. How is it that the two could possibly co-exist? They co-exist in the fabric of fantasy or perhaps opportunity. Whatever is politically advantageous becomes a perceived reality.

At one time perhaps politics and morality were not mutually exclusive. When good people choose to avoid conflict by disengaging themselves from the political process then there is a breakdown in morals and ethics, because good ethics require good people to ensure their survival.

We live in a culture of fear that chains the hopes of the best among us to a poverty of inaction. Lesser people in more fearsome times have risen to the challenge and martyred themselves for self convictions - but only when those convictions were based on a purpose beyond their world.

Only G-d is able to pull us up beyond ourselves and choose convictions over comfort. This world of Blogs seems innocent and humble, but many have lost their lives en-scribing their thoughts in print. So perhaps I can manage to grasp the Hand of G-d and yours at the same time and He can pull us all up out of our easy chair to a seat of honor few can sit in.

There is a seat reserved in hallowed halls not for whisperers or backbiters, but for far superior beings with loud bellows of "repent", "take up your cross" and "encourage one another". When the sweat and the ilk is wiped from the garment of our own souls, then we can begin to clean the the filth off those around us so they can finally see the world around them without their tainted fecal goggles.

There is my brothers and sisters hope in a dying world. He is Jesus. Only by embracing Him can we begin the journey, and unfetter the shackles of the cruel correctness gestapo.

Let us be truthful in Love and not correct in complicitness.