Malice Toward None

Mark Office

Greetings In The Name Of The Lord:

John 13:33-35 (NLT)

33 Dear children, I will be with you only a little longer. And as I told the Jewish leaders, you will search for me, but you cant come where I am going. 34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan—to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.” – (Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1865).

These two quotes, one from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and the other from the greatest President in our nation’s history, are ones that our country needs to hear right now. As we sit in the after effects of this past week’s election we see hate being spewed on both sides of the political fence. One the one side you have those who were on the winning side gloating over a political victory in probably the most heated election in our lifetime, and the other side expressing hate, violence and disrespect for our nation and its flag. Excuse me, but I thought we were the UNITED States of America? Whatever side of this campaign you were on can’t we just respect and love one another as Americans? Jesus certainly would not advocate hatred, violence and disrespect. Come on America we can do better than this!

In Christ,

Pastor Mark

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