Sitting at Attention

Dear President Trump.  Your comments about the North Korean dictator reveal too much about yourself, “He speaks and his people sit up at attention.  I want my people to do the same.”  First of all, we are not “your” people.  We are citizens of the United States of America, most of whom did not vote for you.  Many of us serve a higher power who has earned our allegiance and devotion over anything or anyone else, including you.  I will sit up and pay attention when I hear Jesus speaking, not you.  You serve in your position at our leisure, not God’s anointing or your own hubris.  I know you backtracked the above broadcast statement as a joke…. But like many of your self described trial balloons, if your crowd likes it… you claim it. What many of us confess is that our humor often reveals more about ourselves than our pompous declarations. Your humor, despite your avowed allegiance to Jesus, is crude, racist, sexist, tyrannical, careless, and demeaning of anyone not like you.  Your humor is devoid of human compassion or understanding, except when it comes to the manipulation of voters with promises you never intend to keep.  In that, you are obviously a master.  My sense is that you would rather rule in Hell than humbly serve in Heaven.  To that end, I have observed you manipulate good Christians, Moslems and Jews (and many others) to buy into your tyranny.  You have taken many of the poorest and hardest working Americans and convinced them you have their best interests at heart.  History will tell, but I don’t believe it.  God loves you Donald Trump.  Make no mistake.  But God also demands you do your very best to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick and those in prison. Lacking that… I fear no number of Christian leaders that prop you up with puffery will protect you or us from the consequences of your inherent prideful ego.  God help you.  God help us all.  061518

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