Do you identify yourself as democrat or republican before you identify yourself as a Christian?
Do you orient yourself on various topics based on what the news and media says or what the Bible says?
Do you vilify one side and champion the other instead of staying consistent to an eternal world view?
Are you able to see the third way of Christ, moving past the left or right and focusing on a wider, more generous kingdom then we often think possible?
God of the eternal, the big and wide Kingdom of Heaven, God of what was, is, and is to come. Keep us from getting lost in the mundane, getting sucked into arguments of self-interest, or creating national religions to replace the universal faith in a universal God. As we contemplate the sacrifice made by Christ on that first Good Friday, keep us focused on his grace filled actions and the Kingdom that was open to us on that day. The kingdom that surpasses all of the cultures and kingdoms of this world. Amen.