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Radical not polar

“Why do you ask me about what is good?” Jesus replied. “There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, keep the commandments.” Matthew 19.17

Surely the honest thing would have been to "go to the country" and call a General Election? The Boris débacle tainted the current government to the extent that the UK will not move on satisfactorily until we are all offered a say in how. Confining the choice of our next Prime Minister to the party in office is mean-spirited and inadequate. Recent events and the way the leadership contest is being reported reveals both the urgency of our times, how high the stakes are for all of us and the need for a government which serves everybody and prioritises those in greatest need.

We have seen where party politics takes us. Pitting people against each other throws up (I am choosing my words deliberately!) dictators, schisms and violent unrest when what we need is reconciliation, consensus and compassion. The saying "we get what we deserve" only tells half the story. It is the half which refers to those with power and privilege to choose. The darker side applies to those who are disenfranchised - through poverty and persecution. They are the least to blame but usually bear the brunt of the mis-behaviour of the rest of us.

Getting to the root of our predicament is what we need right now, rather than falling for the false promises of those who want to buy our support through pandering to our selfish desires. Whether or not we ever really did, we certainly no longer have the luxury of personal prejudice. We are in a "kairos moment" which demands a vision which is big and strong enough to gather us together and carry us forward. Not just a big idea but a rule of life which enables us to put one foot in front of the other, confident that we are moving in the necessary direction - together...



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