“In the name of God” – how many cruelties have been made during the centuries and ongoing ? Groups of people want to install theocracy in several countries, they try it with brutality and think it is the will of God . . . And, our Lord ? Has he really wanted his followers to do that? Surely n o t !!! We can read in such serenity what he really wanted us to do, when we open the bible at
15 The Pharisees got together and planned how they could trick Jesus into saying something wrong. 16 They sent some of their followers and some of Herod’s followers[a] to say to him, “Teacher, we know that you are honest. You teach the truth about what God wants people to do. And you treat everyone with the same respect, no matter who they are. 17 Tell us what you think! Should we pay taxes to the Emperor or not?”
18 Jesus knew their evil thoughts and said, “Why are you trying to test me? You show-offs! 19 Let me see one of the coins used for paying taxes.” They brought him a silver coin, 20 and he asked, “Whose picture and name are on it?”
21 “The Emperor’s,” they answered.
Then Jesus told them, “Give the Emperor what belongs to him and give God what belongs to God.”
He spoke to His followers and ordered to pray for the “Kingdom of God” – but this kingdom is not on physical level, certainly not !! It is inside our hearts and spirit. Of course, when we act like Christians and comply with His commandments, the other people can see that we act differently from persons who have no good will. But it is not Gods intention to make us run against the laws of our state that gives us orders in different concerns like traffic, economy, labour, education etc. We have to obey, but not so far that these things interfere with our conscience. My faith I give to my Lord, my cooperation I give to my homeland. My real HOME is with my Lord, my mundane homeland may give me orders, but not what concerns my religion. I pray to God for my homeland, but I do not permit my homeland to affect my faith. Nevertheless I try to do all my work with confidence, hoping my Lord would approve what I am doing.
Let us be faithful – llet us do like the birds (Matthew 6:26)
. . . . something to think about . . . .