11/11/2005

Discussion of Article 36: Part 3

There is a great poem by Mother Teresa that ends with this line:

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.


Our submission to government, for the most part, has nothing to do with the type of government we live under. No matter how much we dislike a particular law, until it violates our conscience, we must obey it. Our officials must be respected eventhough they are unworthy.
In the face of something like the Gomery Report, this can be difficult. I know I would like nothing more than to march straight up to Ottawa and give Paul Martin a piece of my mind.
We are fortunate to live in a democracy. We have access to political weapons that Paul and de Gras did not. If a government is truly unworthy of power, then we have the ballot box. However, until such a time as an election is called, we must respect those in power. Moreover we must pray for them, not only for their conversion but that they would be given wisdom t odo their job well.

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