My Democratic and Republican friends, I have been listening to you repeatedly throughout the years speaking about how the government will work so much better if both parties will work together. I would like to remind some and make known to others there is no way two people can work together unless they agree (Amos 3: 3).
Two people can have no agreement when one is honest and forthright and the other is deceitful and dishonest and is constantly lying and misconstruing the truth. Neither can both people work together when one is committed to doing everything possible to improve people’s lives, and the other is doing anything and everything that leads to harm or destruction (Amos 3: 3). Two cannot find agreement when one is on the side of justice and equality and the other is on the side of oppression, scheming, inequality, hatred, and division.
For the two to work together in unity, both must be willing to have genuine care and respect for the other. Secondly, they must be going in the same direction. Both people must have a shared goal. Each person must understand that there may be different perspectives regarding the said goal. Each person must be able to compromise and accommodate. They both must remain respectful and courteous through the process of reaching said goal.
When one has the desire to be a public official for the state or federal government, the goal must be to make sure that the pledge of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans is realized. The desire for power, prestige, and wealth must not be the focus of your agenda. As you work to improve the lives of Americans you must first realize that your priority must be those who are below the poverty line. The U.S. Census Bureau reported that the Pre-Pandemic poverty level as of 2019 was 10.5 percent (Income & Poverty in the U.S.: 2019-via Internet). In the United States, $26, 200 is the federal poverty line for a family of four as determined by the Department of Health and Human Services as of December 2020 (Largest Increase in U.S. Poverty Recorded in 2020-Forbes via Internet). Therefore, many of the people who need help are poor people. You must always keep in mind what our Lord tells us about the poor. The scripture declares in Proverbs 19: 17, that to lend to the poor is to lend to the Lord and he will repay you for your good deed.
In conclusion, it is most important to keep in mind that both political parties must be fully committed to the oath that they have sworn to uphold when they undertook the commission to be a servant of the people. Fulfilling this commission allows the government to move forward and the entire nation will prosper. We see the confirmation regarding this issue in Matthew 18: 19, which declares that “Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by my father who is in heaven.” The scripture summarizes these facts and declares that two cannot walk together unless they agree (Amos 3: 3). As political guardians, both parties are commissioned to continually maintain agreement as they walk together and work to make America’s democracy function for all its people.
Amen and so true!
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