Don’t judge the relationship |

Don’t judge the relationship

Re: True Christians, published Jan. 3. The letter-writer cited President Bush pictured in pious prayer with children, firefighters and halo-like lighting as a direct violation of the advise to pray privately in a closet. (Matt. 6:5-8)

When Christ lived on earth he was very public in his displays of our Father’s love. He raised the dead, cured the sick and the lame and publically forgave sinners. He didn’t hide his light under a bushel nor perform these acts in a closet. He taught us the universal “Our Father” wherein we ask God to “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” I interpret that to mean “let God be the Judge.”

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told the apostles to go out, preach, teach and lead by example. I suspect that we all pray privately most times. We do, however join with our fellow church members on the Sabbath to pray together, publicly, and in solidarity.

It’s okay to say I don’t particularly like President Bush. It’s probably not advisable to judge his relationship with God. It’s fortunate in our country we can have a president depicted as one of prayer, Lord knows we need it!

Nancy Pond

Tequesta, Fla.

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