No love? Am only
sounding brass or clanging cymbals
mankind or Angel
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal – 1 Corinthians 13:1 (NIV)
Much is made in the history books of the fact that the United States of America twice held national elections in the middle of a war.
In 1864, with the country engaged in Civil War, Abraham Lincoln ran for reelection.
Re election alone had not been tried since Andrew Jackson.
An election in the middle of a Civil War?
World couldn’t quite figure that one out.
In 1944, with World War 2 winding down, Franklin Roosevelt ran for the 4th time.
That’s not so much you would think but consider that Mr. Churchill called an election about 8 months later and got tossed out of office.
Stalin never did understand how Mr. Churchill allowed that to happen.
In less than 4 months, we are going to try and have a national election.
I put it to you that if you took the national mood at its worst in 1864 and combined it with the national mood at its worst in 1944 and then mixed it real good, the result would not come close the the national mood right now.
It is ugly out there.
And it is going to get worse.
Not much love.
Lots of sounding brass and cymbals.
If not with us, then against us and take no prisoners.
We are better than this.
At least we were.
All seem to have been thrown out the window for baseball bats and bricks.
I have to ask myself that old WWJD.
What would Jesus do?
WHAT would Jesus do!
Once he stopped throwing up I think Jesud would do one of two things.
It wouldn’t surprise me if he went through the United States like he went through the Temple saying, “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations, but you have made it a den of robbers!”
That or he would turn and shake the dust of his sandals on the United States and walk away.
I think the 2nd option is by far the worse.