Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Do we really want it?

The contests are over , the winners declared. Now what?
The first reading today ends with a simple statement:

love is the fulfillment of the law.

Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner
Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli

They are all Catholic

Do they love one another?
More to the point, do we encourage them to love another?
Do we want them to love one another?

Love does not mean lack of disagreement.
Disagreement and love can coexist. It's how marriages survive.

We can complain about how politicians behave but we encourage them to be un-Christian.

Remember hurricane Sandy. Remember how Chris Christie (Catholic) was chastised, almost crucified by some for being too nice to the President of the United States.

How can a Christian be too nice? Christie was being Chrisitian; he was being Catholic.

Imagine if every elected person in the country who is a Christian, took seriously Christ's many instructions regarding love.

We want to change government, let's stop encouraging the war metaphor and start encouraging the two great commandments. Then perhaps they might get something productive done.