Category Archives: sin
We have watched Governor Palin in awe at her strength, her husband and sidekick Todd show so much faith, positivism and smart politics; but overall, great restraint while they hold nothing back. Palinistas often post her tweets and Facebook notes, where she can get her point across to the whole world, but on a very down-to-earth basis.
We know the Palins are true Christian, they believe in our Savior Jesus Christ, and do pray for guidance, support and for families in need. I bought a little black book, called “Red Letters”, by Tom Davis. This gentleman has taken the unusual approach of calling to attention to all of us to read those “red letters” that appear on the New Testament, which are words of Jesus Christ. We need compassion, love for those who are ill, poor and in need. This does not necessarily mean that the readers are like Jesus Christ, but also those who receive health, some change for food and shelter and a cure for a disease. They are Jesus Christ as well!
There’s more to this book, but the book of Matthew, 5:44-45, caught my attention so much that I marked the page to put a note here. This is the best of Sarah Palin’s character, persona, and aside from the North Star, this is what she looks to-Jesus Christ:
“I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves”.
How is it possible for us that do believe in salvation, that live with compassion for the needy (example: Haiti) and give the best of us still get battered, attacked and still keep it up? Positive, energetic, and gain continued support from us that believe the same? Vengeance and retaliation are not options. Not Christian options, not Christ-like options.
This is not an overnight change; on the contrary, it requires for us to be prepared, to let go of misconceptions, and of that “voice” inside us that tends to arrive to conclusions and not do our homework, see what we can do for only one person (or child) at a time. We have seen that the powerful words that Jesus Christ has done for one person; perhaps we should strive to start (or start over) and reach a full potential.