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Stepping out of partisanship

During this political season it can be hard to keep my thoughts pure, holy and in line with God when thinking about political parties. It’s so easy to jump into partisanship, thinking one side is better than the other, or that the solutions to our problems depend on one party and candidate.

But doesn’t all of this break the First Commandment – “Thou shalt have no other Gods before me” (Exodus 20:3)?

When I think about political parties and the running candidates from God’s perspective, I naturally love and cherish the humanity and goodness in each individual and the ideas they express. I know that none of these individuals are “evil” because we are all children of God. When I look at things from this spiritual perspective, I know and trust that the good in my life comes from God and not from a human being or a political system. After all, God, infinite Mind, is the source of all good, useful, and creative ideas.

So in this election season, even though it can be challenging, I am praying to know that God’s ideas will be expressed in a way that blesses the whole world. I don’t personally know what the best answer will be; no human candidate is perfect, but God is. Praying in this way helps me bring the government of God back into my life and consciousness; enables me to feel more loving towards my fellow-man; and I feel better able to trust my well-being to God.

Interested in praying for mankind during this election season? Here are some great resources. 

Tonight – LIVE – event “Honest politics: no matter what side of the fence you’re on” 6pm ET

Article – “Government: What does God have to do with it?

Posted in Current events & community, Guest blogs/reposts, Health/wellness, Prayer/healing

Reblog: What 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai is teaching the world

by Mark Sappenfield (Reblogged from CSMonitor.com)

“Don’t worry, Baba. I am going to be fine and victory will be ours.”

According to a Monitor report Thursday, these were the words spoken by 14-year-old peace activist Malala Yousafzai to her father shortly after she was shot in the head by Taliban extremists in Pakistan.

In truth, they were words spoken for the entire world… Read more

Posted in Current events & community, Future/stability/security, Guest blogs/reposts

Reblog: Unconditional Love and prayers for Iran

Beautiful ideas from my friend Ginger on unconditional love.

Unconditional Love and prayers for Iran

The other day I was praying about the idea of “unconditional love.”  After a lot of restlessness and distraction, I was finally still.  Gently I felt God respond, “Unconditional love is not waiting to love, but approaching each situation with love.” Read more