I bet the way you act and feel in your church is a lot more in keeping with the Sermon on the Mount than the way your political leaders encourage you to act and feel.
How much of the peacemaker do your leaders foster in your heart? How much of the merciful? How much do your leaders encourage the spirit of “love thine enemies” and of eschewing contempt (Matthew 5:22)?
Andy Schmookler, an award-winning author, political commentator, radio talk-show host, and teacher, was the Democratic nominee for Congress from Virginia’s 6th District. He is the author of various books including Debating the Good Society: A Quest to Bridge America’s Moral Divide. (M.I.T. Press, 1999)
If you believe we should be guided by the Sermon on the Mount, are these leaders the kind you should allow yourself to be guided by?