In Obama’s own words…

I found this interesting. So many of us are quick to pass judgment on others based on what we, fallible tho we are, think is correct. We hold ourselves up as the standard of virtue and propriety, and anyone who does not measure up to our expectations automatically becomes “other.”
In the current political races, some are quick to hold up their own morals and piety as that standard. They then proceed to castigate those who are somehow ‘less’ moral and pious. President Obama has been the target of much derision from the so-called ‘religious right.’ But, what does Obama have to say? I haven’t yet heard him engage in the same spiritual vitriol, but I could have simply missed it. What he has stated, or testified, can be read here:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/president-obamas-theology-in-his-own-words/2012/02/21/gIQAUbqqRR_print.html

We are called to follow Christ. It is Jesus, alone, who can make the valid claim that “All authority in heaven and earth has been given to me.” This authority is not shared. It is exclusive. Jesus is the ONLY one who is able to judge a person’s heart. Certainly not politicians.

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