Written by Gary Wonning
I have read the bible a couple of times, but I’m not one who can quote scripture or carry my religion around on my sleeve, I discovered the following verses and thought they related to our current government officials, and other leaders as well.
I think the verses are in Matthew.
James and John met with Jesus and wanted him to do what they asked,
They wanted to sit with him, one on the left and one on the right
Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you are asking,Are you able to drink from the cup that I drink, or be baptized with the baptism I am baptized with?”
They replied, “We are.”
Jesus said,”The cup I drink from you will drink and with the baptism I am baptized, but to sit at my right or left hand is not mine to grant, but it is for those whom it has been prepared.”
Jesus said, “Among the gentiles those whom they recognize as their rulers lord it over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. but among you whoever wishes to become great among you must be your servant, whoever wishes to be first among you must be a slave of all.”
In other words, those chosen to lead are servants to those they lead. Their mission is not to force their will upon us, but let us determine our life plan and goals, and enable us to follow our destiny.
Isn’t that what America is all about?
The founders of our country were all religious and spiritual people, they were schooled in church schools. They had high ideals for the future of our country, and they knew that power corrupts.
The people we elect to office are not supposed to be leaders, they are representatives and are charged to doing our will, they are not supposed to be there for personal gain, or to feed their tremendous egos.
From the founders intentions, it is obvious they received much of their inspiration from the bible and other spiritual documents of the time.
It is there in plain English how our government should be run.
Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.
His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.
He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of
Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.
He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.
In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.
For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.
He has published several books about his adventures.
For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.