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Frustrated with Politics

on October 5, 2015

I am frustrated with politics.  Are you?

There are so many lies and name calling and egos getting spread around.

So many false promises are being made.

The election is more than 1 year away, so we will only get more of this stuff!

What is the answer?

We can’t depend on Congress or the Supreme Court.

They haven’t done much to stop all the violence in our country in the last decade.

They haven’t done much to end poverty here either.

I want to focus more on what I can do, what my church can do, what some charities do.

We have the real chance to change things for the better.

We have more control over what gets done in our homes, in our churches, in our neighborhoods.

So, yeah, you say, but what can we actually do?

We can pray.  We can get neighbors together to talk about fixing up the neighborhood.

We can ask neighbors to volunteer to help those who are sick or elderly or poor,

by painting their house, mowing their lawn, fixing a leak in their roof…

We can join a ministry at our church to help others, to collect school supplies,

to collect new shoes for the homeless…

We can change hearts.  We can show people the love of Jesus.

Politics can’t do that.

So let’s forget all the empty political promises, and start doing things that Jesus wants us to do.

Let’s forget the empty political promises, and do things that Jesus wants us to do!

— Pray for those in need.  Love God with all your heart and mind and strength.

— Try not to be resentful, jealous, bitter or angry.

— Do not be legalistic. Forgive others.   Be a good Samaritan.

These were some of my own ideas, but I wanted more ideas,

 and I found this advice –  15 Ways to Live with Compassion

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2 responses to “Frustrated with Politics

  1. Damyanti says:

    This is such a positive post– gives me hope.

    Like

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