I have friends who are all over the chart politically. Myself? I do not fit in any of the currently accepted categories of left-right, liberal-conservative. It’s a very uncomfortable place to be, but I must follow the truth wherever the truth leads me.

I’m hesitant to just post a link to somebody else’s column here on The Side of the House because if I did that all the time it would make for a boring blog. Nevertheless,  I shall make an exception today and offer this to everyone because it so pertinent and important in this day and age.

This New York Times columnist does not appeal to faith, but I’m struck with how profoundly consistent his message is with Christ’s message. Read and reflect. Then, if you have the time and inclination, read the entire chapter of Matthew 5. It’ll make you think.

“For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet your brothers only, what is unusual about that? Do not the pagans do the same?” (Matthew 5:46-47)

It will take you 3-5 minutes to read. I think it’s a very wise investment.