September 25, 2019

Do you fit neatly in a political party?

"Any person who fits neatly in a political party 
does not fit neatly in the kingdom of God."

For someone to “fit neatly” in my mind means:
1. You believe your political party has all the answers to the world’s problems.
2. You find it difficult to criticize your own party.
3. You place your ultimate hope for the healing of the world in a party.
4. There’s a refusal to acknowledge any good from a different party.
5. Your social imagination is shaped more by political talking points than the gospel of the kingdom.

Richard A. Villodas, Jr.
Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship, New York City