We Need a Revolution!

One of the definitions for revolution is a fundamental change in political organization; or in a government or constitution, the renunciation of one government.  After considering our current political landscape in this country, I can’t help but feel the need for a revolution.

There have been many times that I have disagreed with a sitting president, but I always had respect for the office.  The president always seems to be larger than life until the 2016 elections.  We have witnessed the power and respect of the presidency diminished by the current lack of morality, mental capacity, emotional intelligence and common decency that now occupies the White House.  We need a revolution!

The Senate and Congress have always been institutions of honor and power.  Sadly, it has lost any semblance of honor or power, for many of its current occupants are cowardly and corrupt.  They lack the courage to make decisions that would benefit the country, for their only concern is maintaining the political power to protect their base and special interest.  We need a revolution!

We are in a war against the economic injustices, against racism, sexism, homophobia, and xenophobia.  We are in a war against divisive politics that threatens the well-being of this country. We are at war against the politics that seek to place a justice on the Supreme Court that has already been called out for being a liar and one that believes that a president is above the law.  We need a revolution!

In Luke 4:18 Jesus clearly saw Himself in the words of the Prophet Isaiah and proclaimed in so many words that He had been sent to change the political climate and overthrow the unrighteous government of the time.  He had come to set people free from sin and the oppressive nature of the beast.  In other words, Jesus was a revolutionist.

People that truly follow Jesus ought to have a spirit of revolt within themselves, for followers of Jesus will not roll over and accept the status quo.  Followers of Jesus will speak truth to the powers to be and not become silent.  We need a revolution and who better to follow into a revolution than Jesus.  There is an old hymn that says, “Onward, Christian soldiers! Marching as to war, with the cross of Jesus going on before!”  A revolution is coming. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!