Responding well

Taking care of plants, developing landscape art, or enjoying nature are all ways to keep our mind on things other than politics, when necessary.

I’ve been listening to two excellent books on Audible, “The Case for Trump” by Victor Davis Hanson and “The Truths We Hold” by Kamala Harris. Both are excellent reads and very enlightening.

God asks us to have a right relationship with those considered to be “enemies”. See Matthew 5:43-48 (NIV)

Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Whether we have a strong political persuasion or have actually crossed over to believing the other side is an enemy, one can always remember to be a decent human being.

Proverbs 24:17-20 (ESV)

17 Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,
18 lest the Lord see it and be displeased,
and turn away his anger from him.
19 Fret not yourself because of evildoers,
and be not envious of the wicked,
20 for the evil man has no future;
the lamp of the wicked will be put out.

Being perfect can mean only one thing (being Christlike). As we die to self, we live because of Christ in us!!- Teresa #caringisbeauty

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