I love the social network Twitter. It's just fun to figure out novel ways to say something within the limits of one hundred and forty characters that can be funny or sarcastic or complimentary, depending on the subject at hand. And one of the things that I love to comment on is politics. Having studied Political Science as an undergraduate, I love to comment on my favorites as well as my pet peeves; it is a good way to reduce stress and get things off your chest.
Just before this past Christmas, however, I decided that it would be a very good idea to avoid anything political on truly religious occasions. After all, as a Christian I am told to love everyone, even if I certainly don't love everything they do. So I decided that from 12 am on Christmas Eve until midnight on Christmas Day I would avoid anything political on twitter and I religiously stuck to my goal and honored my self-pledge.
After it was over, I decided that the exercise was good for my soul. It was one little way to bring more Glory to God by avoiding controversy on the wonderful birthday of Jesus so I decided to do the same every Sunday thereafter. That commenced successfully last Sunday and tomorrow will mark my second Sunday. I will even now start using #politicsfreeSunday as my hashtag for the Lord's Day.
Sunday is supposed to be a special day, the Lord's Day, a day for worship and rest. By clearing my mind for one day of each week from the chaos and clutter that is our political system these days, I think it is a good way to send a message that only He can truly help us and guide us on the proper path. Politicians come and go, some are good and some are evil but only our Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit can truly guide us to the Light shining at the end of earthly life's tunnel.
God bless you all, have a great Sunday, worship Him and keep this day Holy.