Pondering . . .
Lots of talk about the U.S. being "a Christian nation." Hmmmm. . .
So that means, I think, the nation (collective) would purpose to practice/follow the teachings of Jesus – as in:
– Loving your neighbor as yourself
– Giving your second coat to someone who has none
– Forgiving 70 times 70
– Caring for Widows and Orphans
Of course we all realize individuals can practice this but to me, the idea of a "Christian nation" suggests we (citizens) collectively implement/practice the above. So how can we do that?
Hmmm . . . let’s see. How ‘bout setting up government organizations (collectively supported by our tax dollars) to assist people in need.
Oh, wait a minute. We DO that. Yeay for us.
Okay. Moving on. Jesus also said – "Love your enemies; do good to them who despitefully use you."
Not THAT’S a hard one. But wait, I have an idea for that, too.
Conscript the U.S. Military and utilize their funds, their resources, their time and effort –
and send them off to the Middle East – with medicines and doctors and food and clothing and toys for kids –
and just BOMBARD them with it all –
LOVINGLY ADMINISTERED WITH BEAR HUGS.
And tell them, "Jesus sent me."