Plato once made the comment that when Socrates died his disciples thought that they would have to spend the rest of their lives “as children without the benefit of a parent, and they did not know what to do about it."
In the political Trump vs.
campaign in ,
we need the benefit of a parent. Who should that be? We need morality. We don't
need hurtful name calling. We need acceptance. We don't need a anything goes
free-for-all. We need religion. We don't need religious hate. We need perspective and understanding. We don't need disrespect. America
We need a parent to guide
Jesus comes along in John's gospel and tells his disciples (all of us), “I will not leave you as orphans." In essence, "I am your parent."
In the gospel according to John (14:20-21) the disciples, as usual, are a little slow to understand so Jesus says to them, “When I am raised to life again, you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” Looking around the room what does Jesus see? Nothing but blank stares. So once again he tries to say what he means, “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. And because they love me, my Father will love them. And I will love them and reveal myself to each of them.”
Our 9 year old daughter in church.