On criticising our political opponents

I think we need to return to the gospel. Jesus is our advocate in the court of opinion that matters most. And he’s the same for our political enemies as well for the most part. I have found that the left and the right can both be legalistic when it comes to what others are doing and licentious when it comes to what they themselves are doing. We need to break the cycle and move beyond legalism and licence and towards grace. That does not mean ignoring their injustices but it does suggest we should confess our own even as we point out theirs and put Jesus on the pedestal rather than ourselves. I find if my critiques are tempered with self confession the conversations tend to be more charitable.

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