Can you believe all the talk about politics on Facebook. And how difficult it is to read these days . There’s so much frustration out there. So many negative discussions. It’s baffling how people can look at the very same thing and come away with totally different viewpoints. Even to the point of arguing and name calling. Right now, folks either love or hate our new president…and others because of it.
The same thing was true with Jesus. And still is. John 7: 12 tells us that there was “wide spread whispering” about him. Lots of talk (but no Facebook). Then John 7: 43 adds that “There was a division among the people because of Him.” Some were so much against him that they wanted him dead. Others supported him to the point of crowning him the messiah. A huge divide was beginning to take place. This division was real…and heated. Both Jesus’ words, and his works, were causing division.
Today, we see the same things occurring. Both in politics, and with the name of Jesus. There’s division.
I know what I believe. You know what you believe. All of us probably feel like we know the answers to all of it. But we can’t force anyone to believe like us. Nor can anyone else. But I do know this, like with Jesus’ example, our words and actions matter. So may we be people who glorify God with the what and HOW we say and do things. Both with the things that come out of our mouths, and the actions we take. What we say, write, and do matters to our families, communities, country and world. And ultimately to the Kingdom.