3.6 billion dollars have been spent on this years campaign…
How can we, as Christians, as the Church, put an end to this?
Why do I not like politics or government? This is why.
This money could be going to things that are so much more important. Things that make a difference.
Honestly, this money is spent and given to broadcasting companies that already have more then enough money.
This money is spent out of the excess of rich men who have a lot or those who feel so strongly about politics they donate it (great thing to do) but what if they were to donate it to: http://www.onedayswages.org/ or even http://www.one.org/us/ instead? Or to http://www.heifer.org/ where they can buy a cow for a village instead?
Am I anti-government? Am I anti-politics?
Not at all. I just wish it was time American politicians stopped being so ethnocentric and saw outside their party lines and causes.
I would vote for any politician who was actually truly for the poor. Who was willing to sacrifice and not smere campaign, but instead use their money wisely - advertise less, but advertise with a purpose. Or maybe, do a one for one advertising campaign like TOMS does with shoes…
These are just my thoughts. But, I long to see us as the Church model this before any politician or government does.
Maybe I dream too much? Maybe I just long for the “not yet” part of the “now and not yet” or “indicative and imperative” to ring true and fully represent itself on earth? Maybe, just maybe, I dream too big of dreams?