SUMMARY: William Bowes, a mental health counselor in Boston, MA says that pride, the moralization of politics, and the politicization of morals are three major reasons why people are so divided when discussing politics. How do we solve those issues as Christians? By learning about different perspectives on issues, knowing that we are Christ’s ambassadors in all situations and because we are commanded to live peaceably with all in Romans 12.
KEY QUOTE: “A big reason for the increased divide and polarization is very simple: pride. We are unwilling to do the humble work of considering the flaws or shortcomings in our perspective, and where we might be wrong.”
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