Sunday, February 12, 2012
Can it be said of contemporary America that we live in a civilized country? Listening to the political ads on television, I confess that I would not automatically answer, "yes". What I hear is a deeply polarized election season in which one politician can actually demonize another by hurling the word "moderate" at him. Moderate is bad? Tolerance, forbearance, forgiveness and respect are bad? The Internet permits each of us to hear only the political positions we prefer, thus emphasizing in our minds the righteousness of our cause and the Satanic fury of those opposing us. And so we demonize, then live in a world of demons of our own creation, wringing our hands that our world is so full of demons. We seem to have lost the art of dealing with our enemies with compassion. Two people who have the art are a slave girl in Syria, and a freed Slave in Ohio. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, KY for this week's sermon from the healing of Naaman in 2 Kings, title "Demons", by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.