No Man Is An Island

Late  Saturday night as I lay in bed, I watched a television minister talk on a subject dear to my heart. I can’t remember  exactly what he said, but to paraphrase his words; he said treat others the way you want to be treated. Immediately one would think he was using the scriptures in the Bible. Perhaps, he was using the 22 chapter of Matthew for his background scripture.  In verse 36 after Jesus put a Sadducee to silence. One of the Pharisees, which was was a lawyer, asked him a question tempting him, saying, Master , which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus replied saying: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and mind. This is first and greatest commandment and the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” That is what one would think he would use as his background support.

However, he did not! He used the Constitution of the United States of America for his background information. Of course, he did relate scriptures in his message.

This message was not for Democrats or Republicans. Nor  was it even for Libertarians , or any other group that could not make up their mind as to which group they fell in. It was a message to warn people of all groups to be diligently moral and non-corrupt in their dealings with one another.

One reason I was so impressed with his teachings, he expressed the christian thing to do is to treat all men justly.  We have immigrants coming into our country looking for freedom. Yes, a few of them are coming in for no good reason. However, a few of us born here are up to no good.

We can not continue to treat immigrants disrespectfully and think we will be blessed as a nation  All law abiding immigrants should abide by the laws of the countries they are trying to enter. It’s a two way street. America is not the only country where immigrants are trying to assimilate themselves.

If anyone is asking, yes, this is an amazing country. It is a country where you are not judged by the color of your skin. We do not judge you according to your race, color,  religion, or gender. Here, no man stands alone.

However, our laws are based on the teachings of Christ. Simply, do unto others as you would have them do unto to you. Not, do unto others as others do.

to be continued

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