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As Americans we often see ourselves as the center of the universe – we are not. Humility is not something we are very good at. That being said, the world does not understand subtlety or humility very well but it does understand power combined with ethics. One of the biggest problems American’s face today is that we do not have shared values and a common ethical center. We are all over the map on how we define values and ethics.
There is a great passage from the prophet Micah that reads, “No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” Micah 6:8. This passage combined with the Golden Rule can guide not only Americans but all humanity. This idea can be found in almost every culture and among all people of faith. Jesus said, “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31
I feel I am a loyal citizen and patriotic supporter of my country but my primary allegiance is to God and what God thinks is right. God has made me a citizen of the Kingdom first. We have a responsibility of stewardship for this planet. Let’s pray that all US citizens will participate in the election process this year. Let’s pray for our current president and let’s make our voices heard in a civil and respectful way. Let’s ask our elected leaders to always tell the truth. Remind them that they are PUBLIC SERVANTS not self servants. It’s fourteen days until election night – vote early or vote on election day – but vote. To all our friends around the world, pray that we will choose well and wisely.