I’m no different than any other preacher I know. Not even a hint different. The time lapse varies, but personally in about six months, I knew, for about 90% of those worshipping [most of whom were regular attenders] how they would respond to a sermon.
Because I never used the pulpit for political purposes, that was pretty safe. However, when the “lean” was to a social/justice program, their eyes never kept responses hidden.
Why this? Because this morning it hit me: why would anyone want to be in a political office? A headline that Kellyanne Conway put her shoes on the Oval Office Couch? And then a series of pictures with President Obama using his desk as a shoe stop?
I don’t think…and this has to do with every responder you can name—especially any news channel [really, we each can describe those devoted to FOX News or CNN]—we are more than surface-caught-up on what we think and whom we hate.
That’s, very down deep, sad. For some, Trump will never miss the mark. For others, “impeachment” rolls off the tongue like “hello, how are you?”
I will watch and do my best to not wince or applaud tonight during the State of the Union speech. I really will. Because, and I sent a MSN news item this morning to my friends who know economics so much better than I [which doesn’t take much, believe me] to respond to “what will it take for our grandchildren to be better off than we are?”
So. To each of us…I’m holding a mirror that has transforming power to become a window, how can we focus on matters that matter? For me that’s a point toward war economy and infrastructure and education and entitlements. So. Said again. Each of us is real and human. And each of us matter. No matter where we put our shoes.