If there is one thing I have learnt about America and Americans, it is that politics is their favourite sport. You don’t have to go far to hear some one spruiking about this or that politician. Or political party, or government selection party.
The process there seems to be a bit like the Australian Cricket Team selectors, having a go at our national cricket team in the first few innings of the test matches. The one thing I am yet to see happen often within my observation of politics and any talk about politics, whether it be here or overseas, is that of honouring all in authority.
The Apostle Paul tells us to honour all in authority. I’m wondering just how seriously we take his encouragement to honour all in authority with our thoughts, words and deeds? Honouring someone doesn’t mean we have to agree with them. Honouring someone means that despite our disagreements, we will still consider them with dignity and respect as someone who is made in the image of God. Who therefore deserve to be treated with the dignity and respect that image deserves.