It's December 2017, and Christmas bells are ringing again in America as President Trump's promise keeping roll is continuing. The POTUS "we will say Merry Christmas again" mantra is resonating. Meanwhile, President Trump's support for Israel, undergirded by our "prayers for the peace of Jerusalem," is encouraging evidence that God is blessing us. The President has recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital today.
"Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper." Psalms 122:6 NLT
Of course, as is to be expected, "fake news" isn't on holiday. This time media imps are trying to stir up a "feud" between newly-engaged American actress Meghan Markle and her sister. Prince Harry has placed a "sparkle" on the "modern day Cinderella's finger." Up until now, Ms. Markle's sister Samantha Grant has been sharing fond and sweet memories of Ms. Markle's childhood. Now, those sweet dreams are becoming bitter, fanned by fake media. Ms. Markle's ethnicity, evidence of the rising "One Blood/One Human Race" sentiments sweeping the globe, adds spice to the conversation.
"No matter our skin color, we all bleed the same red blood..." said President Donald John Trump.
As if all of this holiday intrigue wasn't enough, the media sharks are still snapping at the heels of Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama. We can only imagine the magnitude of their frustration as the Judge keeps running ahead of the pack.
John 7:51 - "Does our law condemn a man without first hearing him to find out what he has been doing?"
Finally, let's consider that attempts at Agape Love can sometimes do more harm than good especially when cross-cultural situations without sufficient efforts to bring understanding of the local culture can cause resistance to change. At the end of the day, our goal should always be to love, forgive and be reconciled with our human brothers and sisters.
Dr. Alveda King is a syndicated columnist and prolife advocate. She is the nice of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.