As this Health Care debate continues and I see my conservative brothers and sisters opposing everything, it makes my heart hurt to think these are the same people accused of being Jesus fanatics. Usually it is the conservative party that supports things that line up with biblical principles. On many occasions I see clearly where they stand and why various decisions have been made, but on health care I just don’t get it. (except for the political posturing to stand against anything Obama. but what about the people who are struggling to care for their families needs.)
In Matthew 22:34-40 we get a clear understanding of what rules to govern our ideas and decisions by:
34-36When the Pharisees heard how he had bested the Sadducees, they gathered their forces for an assault. One of their religion scholars spoke for them, posing a question they hoped would show him up: “Teacher, which command in God’s Law is the most important?”
37-40Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”
When we govern ourselves by love we don’t desire to keep others from receiving that which we would never live without. Health Care is a major necessity in the world we live in today and there are millions upon millions that die each year without it. This is not about race or ethnicity, this is about humanity. This is about children, not about our political leanings. This is about doing what is right. Those who can afford the best health care will continue to have better health care, but those who struggle to get the basics would at least be able to see a doctor without the worry of going bankrupt.
“Love your neighbor as yourself” is the basis of all the biblical principles and should be the basis of lifestyle for any person who believes themselves to be Christian.
This is my personal view on a universal spiritual law. If we love others as we love ourselves, wouldn’t we want everyone to have the opportunity to be healthy and level the playing field in education (this is for the next debate).
I vote yes on healthcare for all and no on posturing. Let’s Get It!!!
My political 2 cents!