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All we need is love, compassion and caring

It now seems glaringly obvious the majority of Democrats not only hate President Trump but also intensely hate America.  Why else would the plethora of presidential candidates be promoting socialism?  Clearly it’s time to enlist the essence of God which is love.

Whereas humans associate love with feelings, God’s love encompasses concern, caring and compassion.  In fact, Jesus said in John 13:34 “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

But mankind’s problem is self.  Psychologists encourage self-expression, self-development, self-love, self-assertion, self-confidence, self-ad nauseum.  Imagine what the world would be like if we loved others like we love ourselves.

Incidentally, valuing self first appeared in the Garden of Eden when Satan tempted Eve with some fruit and the idea that she could be a ‘god’ herself by making up her own rules.  There were no dysfunctional families.  God had made everything perfect.

A Pharisaical lawyer in Matt 22:36 asks, “Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?”  Here too, Jesus answers, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”

 Someone has rightly observed, “If you want to be distracted, look around.  If you want to be disgusted, look within.  If you want to be delighted, look at Him.”  Only God can change us and we must choose to obey Him.  In Jeremiah 29:13, we’re told “And ye shall seek me and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

 So, dear reader, if you think you’ve been wronged by someone, don’t allow it to fester, otherwise resentment and bitterness will grow.  Don’t be a slave to anger over trivial matters, including politics.  Your (and my) offenses against God are far greater than anything someone has done to you.  Repent from anger, trust Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and find freedom to live your life to help and encourage others.

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