You don’t have to be Forrest Gump to say something that you regret. It only takes a careless word, foolish act or fopa caught on film to ruin one’s reputation. Perhaps, this is the difficult lesson Donald Trump is learning following his generalization of Mexican immigrants. Whether you are blatantly sinning or do something stupid, is the media ready for the slippery slope for those who are politically incorrect?
“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets,” Matthew 7:12.
I wouldn’t call the band Ratt prophetic, yet their classic song Round and Round reveals a simple truth, “what comes around goes around.” Or as the apostle Paul proclaims, “you reap what you sow,” Galatians 6:7. Taking this one step farther, Jesus makes the finger pointers aware of their actions, “you will be judged in the same manners that you judge others,” Matthew 7:2. Therefore, before you pick up a stone to throw, jump on the pile of bashers or incite a mob, be careful what you wish for.
And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself, Matthew 22:39.
Currently, Donald Trump is the media’s whipping boy. However, tomorrow it could be you. Sure, the elite do control the bully pulpit, yet the Lord controls the universe. Subsequently, no one is perfect and stupidity is not immune to the wise. I’m not sure what source or standard cultural leaders are following today, but when the shoe is on the other foot, a ground swell of forgiveness will likely emerge. Therefore, follow the golden rule by treating others as you want to be treated.
by Jay Mankus