Even though the United States is a secular republic in which “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion,” candidates for public office continue to tout their Christian identities. I have wondered about that. It seems odd to see people thus engaged in this popularity contest invoking the name of the one who said “woe to you when all speak well of you.” (Luke 6:26)
So, for the edification of Mr. Christian Candidate, I have assembled a short list of scriptural passages to contemplate (RSV):
“In everything do to others as you would have them do to you; for this is the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)
“Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.” (Matthew 7:1)
“… the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves.” (Luke 22:26)
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you wil...
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