In the world of presidential primary voting, it is a very big day. It will make or break some campaigns.
Despite how hyped up the media may be, the whole thing really saddens me. Not because my candidate is trailing behind. Not because our primary here in PA is later on this spring and may not play a big role in the selection process, as it may be all but decided at that point. I am saddened because of all the not so super speech.
What am I talking about?
- He has small hands.
- He is a lightweight
- He is a clown
- He has big ears
- He is working with the mob
- He cannot tell the truth
- She is a criminal
- He is a radical nut.
I think you get the picture. It seems running for President has become a battle of who can out insult the other. The President is now also the Insulter-in-Chief. Who cares if he/she is in charge of our military, just as long as he/she can come up with the best insult. That is what makes a leader great! It's the American Way.
But is this God's Way? Why not ask Him. Well, He has this to say:
"Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he is the one who has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior." (Ephesians 4:29-31)
Even though our leaders insult each other and call each other names, we, as God's redeemed children, are not to imitate them. We are to imitate God and use our words to build up and to not tear down. In other words: Speak life.
So this is Super Tuesday: Now go and make this day truly super by building someone up with a word of encouragement. Send a note, an email, a text, make a phone call, or better yet, visit.
Blessed to be blessing,