This is for Democrats. And Republicans. This is for Fox News and MSNBC. For Donald and Hillary, Nancy and Mitch, Chuck and Ted. It’s for Rush Limbaugh and Kathy Griffin. This is for you. And me.
It’s something Jesus said in response to the critics of His day. It was a different issue, but the truth He spoke is just as relevant and important in the context of our current situation.
He said, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. (Matthew 12:25b)
Most of us feel like divisiveness in this country came like the rising waters of a flood,. We stood by, helpless and dismayed. We’re not in places of influence and power. We shake our heads, bewildered at leaders who don’t seem to recognize the damage being done. But, there is something we each can do. We can turn away, refusing to participate in the rhetoric and sarcasm, the distortions and misrepresentations. Instead, we can choose to work toward greater understanding, reach out, building bridges of peace. We don’t need to stand by and watch this “kingdom” be ruined.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)