I find it fascinating that American politicians in the 21st century so easily invoke the argument that one politician or party is invoking “class warfare” upon another class. America, at least the America I learned about in history books, was a nation founded by immigrants that sought to get away from the rigid class systems that existed in other places in the world. The nation was founded on the ideals that: “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The wording of our Declaration of Independence pointed to something that Christians believe to be an eternal truth – that every single person is important to their Creator and we are all God’s children no matter the earthy condition we are born into (or die in). And obviously God doesn’t have any “classes” in His Kingdom.
I find it to be disturbing that so many today appeal to protecting classes (at every end of the spectrum), so few appeal to the common good, and terms like class warfare are now a normal part of political dialogue.
We need to be focused on what is best for all of us as a people and as a nation and remember what Jesus taught, “”Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
I fear more and more our hearts are not being encouraged to be in the right place.
What do you think?
Until next time,