The government that blesses all

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“On earth peace, good will toward men”   (Luke 2:14).

When considering the upcoming United States presidential and congressional elections, how often do those words come to mind? Perhaps not as often as we might hope. The picture presented by the current political situation is, in many ways, not very hopeful. The nation is fractured between two parties who often seem as though they couldn’t pass a bill agreeing on what color the sky is! The political discourse is at a low ebb, and even words like liberal and tea party incite anger from opposing sides. Meanwhile, as the country bobs along amid a stuttering economic recovery, polls often show little confidence that either presidential contender or members of Congress can fix things.

In short, “On earth peace, good will toward men” can seem a dream far removed from any present reality—something to aspire to, but squelched by the political passions of the day.

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Quenching the volcanoes of partisanship
October 29, 2012

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