Monday, March 27, 2006

LOSING SALTINESS?
Christian leaders shouldn't link themselves to a political party or candidate

Once Christians become partisan, what's left?

Once Christians start throwing their political weight around in the interest of conservation of monied self-interest, cultural advantages, and political power, can they ever go back to a simple witness to the life and transforming power of Jesus Christ?

Once Christians settle for lesser kingdoms, shall they ever see the Kingdom?

Once Christians turn mean, can they ever claim kindness as one of their virtues?

Once they take the route of power-brokering and arm-twisting influence peddling, can they ever be light again?

"If the salt loses its saltiness, it is good for nothing except to be thrown out and trodden under the feet..."