Reach Across the Aisle

"Well done, good and faithful servant"

Matthew 25:21
Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20,30-31; Psalm 128:1-5; I Thessalonians 5:1-6; Matthew 25:14-30

I’m sure we’ve all grown tired of the cliché politicians used to spout so freely: “I promise to reach across the aisle.” Today, in these divided times, most holding elected office don’t even pretend to do so. It’s gotten so bad that many now see compromise as a sign of weakness. And this sad state of affairs got me reflecting on a little thought experiment.

Imagine, if you will, that we assign seats in this very sanctuary based on our political affiliations. Picture it: Democrats seated on the left side, Republicans on the right, Libertarians up in the choir loft, and Independents, of course, scattered wherever they choose.

Now, I want you to ask yourselves some essential questions: Where do you stand in this divided room? Where would you sit? Where would you kneel to pray, and where would you pour out your heart to God?

Fortunately, as Christians, we are not burdened by such political constraints. The call to Christianity is…

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