Coco Calling No. 125 - Parrots, Politics and Presidents
Human politics and parrots don’t really mix. After all, parrots can squawk loud enough as it is. We don’t need politics to fire us up to reach the loudest decibels.
But it hasn’t escaped my notice that there may be a new President heading into the White House, -(arguments, lawsuits and legal judgements allowing). In America, they have a kind of shouting competition, and whoever makes the most din usually ends up as President. And I guess that being sent to the White House is rather like being sent to the doghouse in this country, (especially if you’re too noisy or stir up too much trouble).
As I sit back on my perch and gently reflect upon the world around me, I see present day America as one enormous football stadium. Inside the stadium are two opposing teams supported by two opposing crowds. And right in the middle of it all there’s a desperate referee trying to maintain some order and unity. As in all football matches, there can only be one winner, so that there’s total euphoria on one side of the stadium and a sense of utter despair on the other. Oh dear!
Humans should never allow politics to take hold of their entire existence. Of course, you may prefer some Presidents to others, but at the end of the day, Presidents along with their politics are a creation of humanity. That’s all they are, and they should never be allowed to block out the light of much greater things that lurk behind. Life should never be about winning the race into the White House. It should be about winning the race into Heaven. About acting upon what really matters, and putting things into a true perspective. What’s more important? Four more years for Trump? A new start with Biden? Or eternity with Jesus Christ? James H. Aughey, (1828-1911), an American minister once said:
“Death to a Christian is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils, and the resurrection of all his joys.”
But in order to get to that point, you have to discover true humility. The humility that is so often missing from the world of human politics.
“Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility. Without humility, every virtue and grace withers. That’s why Calvin said humility is first, second and third in the Christian faith.” (John Piper: American pastor and theologan).
America is crying out for humility and love right now. So I’d like to leave you with a couple of verses from the book of Titus:
“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no-one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility towards all men.” (Titus 3:1-2).
America, these verses were written for you right now………..