We hear a lot of people talking about “my rights” — my right to say what I want, my right to carry a gun, my right to wear what I choose, my right to assemble. A lot of this is coming from Christians who should be following Christ instead of divisive political rhetoric. We should ask ourselves if what I say and do is from love for my neighbor or from “my rights over yours.”
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross! Philippians 2:3-8
Wearing a mask and following the pandemic guidelines is showing that you care more for others than your own comfort. Seeking justice and goodness for every family is what makes America beautiful.
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
Thank you, Steve, for this much-needed word. Also, thank you for the beautiful photography.
You are most welcome.
also loved the photo of the Palouse Hills!
I wish more people would be more like the god they claim they worship and less like the pharisees that god banished from his home with whips. Then I would feel safer being around Christians. As it is, the majority of them walk around unmasked where I live, putting others at risk.
I agree many Christians have fooled themselves through pride, and have become hypocrites. One day we will clearly see who has been following Jesus, and who has been misusing the name of Christ. For now, judge by the fruit of their actions. I too, do not feel safe around those who put their own interest above others.