I was encouraged by an undisclosed person to make a list. Another list? Please tell me no!
I was told to take a piece of paper and draw a line down the center of the page. In the left column I was told to document certain activities from the past week. These activities were to include communications made with others through any means (yes, that even includes blogging).
Put simply, the list was to describe every time I have made known my feelings about the actions of our nation’s current leaders. It could be the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, or Mr. Holder being held in contempt by congress (I’m not real knowledgeable of things like this, so give me some leeway).
I was to be very deliberate with details, making sure that if I shared my agreement or disagreement of policy with another… it was recorded. All sorts of things went running through my mind… taxes, government control, freedom, abortion, etc…
Working on my third page of stuff that I both agree and disagree with, I happened to remember that I was dividing the pages in half… what’s supposed to be in the right column?
On the right, I was to list (in the same time period as those events from the left column) every time I shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone. (Ouch!) umm… there was that moment when… no, he gave me a dirty look and I dropped the conversation. I have to share with you, as a believer, this list really makes me wonder where my allegiance lies.
My good friend from afar asks, “Are you getting your theology from the Word… or Fox News… CNBC… somewhere else?” At the end of the day, the question must be asked, “Will nations be changed by political decisions or by the hearing of the Gospel?”
Clark from over at The Master’s Table reveals in a comment, “Kingdoms rise and fall according to God’s plan, and the kingdom “not made with human hands” is the only one that will never end.”
I sure hope next week’s list has a lot more entries on the right… of course, that means there may be a little less time to fill the left.
- Supreme court ruling on healthcare law – live coverage (guardian.co.uk)
- Supreme Court Ruling Could Cut Back Unions’ Political Speech (huffingtonpost.com)
- Choose For Yourselves This Day Whom You Will Serve (getrealchristianity.wordpress.com)
- Contemptuous government (wnd.com)
- Overdue Backlash Against Public Employee Unions Has Liberals Freaking Out (minx.cc)
- Testing. One. Two. Three. (preaprez.wordpress.com)