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It has been a while since I have posted anything on this blog. It isn't that I am despondent over the results of the election, though I am disappointed. The bottom line is that I have been really tired. For most of the past 4 years, I have been very active in following politics and the issues. On this blog, on Twitter, and on Facebook, I have been actively promoting the conservative cause. I need a break.
The entire election took a lot out of me. I had a conversation with my sister the day after the election. We talked about where we are as a country. In our home state of Maryland, we had laws passed that gave illegal immigrants in state tuition rates and we passed a law that allows same sex marriage. Morality and the rule of law used to matter, now they are considered old fashioned or worse.
She told me of something that happened to her youngest son. One of his friends asked him who he hoped would win the election. When he said Mitt Romney, his friend called him a racist. These are kids that are 12-14 years old. How did we get to the point where if we disagreed with somebody's policies that we were all of a sudden racist because that person happened to have a darker shade of melanin?
In the apostle Paul's letter to the Christians at the Church of Philippi he wrote:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. (NIV Phil 4:8)So that is what I am going to do. I am taking some time to reflect on what is really important in life.
At various times in my life, I have been the holiest of saints and at other times the basest of sinners. Of late, I have become increasingly more irritable and finding that things that used to not bother me are making me more intolerant. I don't like it one bit. So, I am going to do some reflecting. I am going to spend more time catching up on my reading and thinking about things that are noble and true.