small number in power

I found it interesting that a few days ago, immediately after our governor proudly signed the “no abortion after conception” legislation, that the Oklahoman put info from a poll, on the front page, that the majority of Oklahomans do not want that. Only about 1/3 of the people were in favor of that stance.


Those who have gained (temporary) power positions seem to often take on the image that they know better than the “common” people what they need. We see this in other arenas as well. We deal with it in the church, as denominations seek to deal with restrictive actions that a small number in power have placed upon the majority. This is not happening only with United Methodists, but on various subjects with a lot of denominations.


In politics, religion, and other areas, those chosen for leadership too often fall into the mindset that they can best decide how to protect the values of the past and keep them in place, even when attitudes and people have changed.


For who knows what is good for mortals while they live the few days of their vain life, which they pass like a shadow? For who can tell them what will be after them under the sun? - Ecclesiastes 6:12


Let's keep praying for, and working for, broader, deeper, and more long-term thinking.


Peace...................... Jeannie




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