Somebody just admonished me to "Judge not".
(The only verse most people seem to know, and yet be totally ignorant of.)
This was in response to an article Franklin Graham had written about Pete Budegug (sp, I don't care, not gonna be around long enough for me to learn to spell).
I replied: "Geez, going through life with no good judgment sounds horrible."
Their reply was "Be real! Use your moral judgement not your political standing!"
My political standing is informed by my moral judgement.
My moral judgment is informed by the Bible.
If it wasn't, there's all kinds of behavior I would excuse in myself instead of asking God to help me overcome it.
If homosexuals were born that way, so were pedophiles.
It's no excuse.
Am I a "hater"?
Do I hate people?
In general, no.
Although on numerous occasions, had I the power (which God in His wisdom has not given me), Obama, Chuck Schumer, Eric Swalwell, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, and a number of tools I own (mostly hammers) would be roasting in hell right now.
I need those tools.
I'm reminded that the disciples once asked Jesus if they should call down fire on the inhabitants of a village that had treated them poorly. I didn't know they could do that.
Jesus rebuked them and told them they knew not the spirit they were of.
I think He kind of meant "that's wrong".
Funny, He didn't tell them they couldn't.
But if they knew not the spirit they were of, maybe He was saying they didn't know they were better than that.
On a serious note, my anger has been so swift at the images on my TV that I had already committed murder in my heart before I knew it.
I need to work on that.
I'm better than that.
Now I gotta act like it. Let God act through me.