The Christian life in public service is not abstract theology or adhering to one political philosophy or the other - unconnected to all of life.
But it has practical implications that will affect how we choose to behave each day, in every encounter, with every human, whether friend or foe, hostile constituent or trusted colleague.
First things first. Only God is morally perfect, just and fair. Because He is, only He can sit in judgment. Not you, me or our harshest critic.
Be mindful that we all sin just in different ways - every day - without exception. This is such a freeing thought. It frees us from kissing rings, pretending perfection and tripping over our ego.
It is also why people can't sit in judgment of you. They may not have done what you did, but they've done something! They may not sin like you, but make no mistake, they sin just like you and me.
Never hold anyone in such high esteem that you forget any of this - lest they become your God and that is the makings of a people-pleaser!
Published on Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 12:16 PM CDT