Shame On Us!
I am not what I ought to be, but thank God I’m not what I used to be.
First Lady, Melania Trump spoke last night from the Rose Garden at the White House. She was elegant and measured in her speech which stands out remarkably from so much of the political rhetoric of the hour. Her words contained no bitterness, no accusation, no slander, no acrimony toward anyone. She did not trash the Democratic Party, not did she attack any candidate. She was not against anything. She spoke only of what she stands for. She was thankful, hopeful, and compassionate. She stood in stark contrast to most of the parties involved in this election. We should pray that her husband would find such grace toward others.
For this, she was rewarded by being called a whore, a porn star, and an illegal alien who can’t even speak English correctly. The hate mongers within the news media and the self-consumed narcissists out of Hollywood attacked with fangs and claws flashing. I was heartbroken. I was angry. I was ashamed.
I know Melania’s history. I know what she was. I see no evidence that she has not completely left that lifestyle in the past. I think it unfortunate for Karmala Harris that her minions in the Main Stream Media have made Melania’s sexual failures of the past a part of the political dialogue. Now everyone is fair game.
That means that Karmala Harris’ infidelities with a certain Mayor as she rose to power in California are open for discussion.
That means that Joe Bidens alleged indiscretions are a legitimate target for conversation, even though the DNC and Main Stream Media have tried to dismiss them as baseless attacks.
It’s really too bad that this is true. I wish it were not. However, the Word of God is clear, “Whatsoever a man soweth, he reaps.”
You see, we all have a past. We have all made bad decisions, engaged in bad behavior, and betrayed the trust of others and our own aspirations at some point. When I watch Melania Trump of late, I see a woman with tears running down her face at the singing of a hymn during a funeral. I see a quiet and graceful woman stand and lead the nation in reciting the Lord’s prayer. I see a soft-spoken, unassuming human being that should pose no threat to any other human being. I don’t see a porn star, or a super-model, or a whore––and I certainly don’t see a politician. I don’t see what was or what might have been. I see what is.
The attacks against Melania Trump from left-wingnuts are baseless and unwarranted. They simply cannot see this woman as a broken human being who has found redemption and forgiveness for her past – because it does not favor their cruel narrative. I expect nothing less from the base and agenda-driven employees of the likes of George Soros.
What troubles me today are those same types of attacks coming from some of my brothers and sisters in Christ, many of whom have themselves been the beneficiaries of the wonderful grace of God, the forgiveness of their sins, and the erasure of a broken past––who now live lives very different than what they were. Yet, social media today has been filled with statements and “shares” from professing Christ-followers who refuse to extend the same grace they have received to this very quiet and elegant woman.
I say this with a broken heart, but I must speak to my brothers and sisters in Christ. If our hearts have become so callous and we have become so caught up in political fervor that we cannot show mercy upon others – SHAME ON US. Our words are disgusting in the ears of God and we put to open shame the Cross of Jesus Christ whereupon our salvation was bought. We must remember the words of the apostle James, “For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful;” (James 2:13)
If you have been the glad recipient of the grace of God who according to the Word of God says, “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” (Hebrews 8:12), rejoice in that fact, and extend that grace to others – regardless of who their husband is.
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