Jesus Loves Me

Posted on | March 7, 2012 | 16 Comments

I try to stay far away from the news when it’s an election year.  I don’t like campaign commercials, I hate political propaganda and I despise all the money that is wasted on attempted brain-washing of the American people.  But this GOP race has gone on so long and so noisily, that I have had no choice but to pay attention.  I have had no choice but to have it land-blasted into my head.

Gingrich, Santorum, Romney, Paul… four names that are burned into my brain.  Four names that keep popping up in my twitter stream, on my facebook page, in emails from friends and family.

And while I try to stay away from political discourse on this blog, there comes a time when I feel like not saying something becomes agreement with what is being said.

I do not agree with what is being said.

It came to my attention not so long ago, that at least one of the candidates running for president of our country believes whole-heartedly that people who do not share his exact beliefs are not Christian.  He announced that people who call themselves “Liberals” can not possibly be Christian, can not possibly subscribe to the Biblical teachings of Jesus, can not possibly find their way into God’s arms or eyes or heart.

And to that, I can only say this… Jesus loves me.  Jesus loves ME. And Jesus, the Jesus that I believe in, the Jesus who died for me, the Jesus that lives in the worn pages of my Bible and the worn edges of my heart, believes that I am worthwhile, even if some members of the GOP don’t.  The Jesus I love would never stand up in front of a crowd and divide it into good and bad.  He would never stand before us and point out sinners.  He would never condemn anyone.

Because the Jesus I know said things like “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”  The Jesus I love was quick to comfort the prostitute and quick to scold the overly-righteous, the overly strict, the overly mean. 

I can not believe in a Jesus, nor in a God who tells me that I am better or worse than someone else… than anyone else.  I am no better nor am I worse than Santorum, Gingrich, Romney, and Paul.  I am the same.  In God’s eyes, we are all children… black, white, purple, gold, gay, straight, liberal and conservative.  We are all the same.  And no amount of finger pointing and labeling and condemnation can change that.  Not from either side.  I am no better than you.  I am no better than any conservative, nor am I worse.

I am a liberal.

And Jesus loves me, too.


16 Responses to “Jesus Loves Me”

  1. Jennifer Schell
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:09 am

    Love, love, love this. You said all that has been in my heart that I haven’t been able to put into words. Thank you!

  2. molly
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:31 am


    I am a liberal too.

    And Jesus love me.


  3. Mama T
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    Truer words have never been spoken! Thank you for posting this!!!

  4. Cassie Beckwith
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    I agree. I am a conservative on many issues and I am a Christian, but would never say that someone who believes differently than me is not a Christian. I doubt there are 2 people in this world that believe all the same things.

  5. Violina23
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:44 am


  6. Violina23
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    I say the following as Jewish woman, who is a weird mix of fiscal conservative, but socially liberal [leaning].

    What drives me BONKERS about the GOP race right now is that arguments can be made for both fiscal and social conservative positions WITHOUT involving religion. Whether you think the government should be forcing private companies to pay for contraception (“private” being the key word, and I happen to think it’s unconstitutional to do so) is independent of whether or not you think contraception is “morally OK” (I’m a big fan, personally). Whether or not you think a 13 week old fetus is considered a person or not — this argument can be made without telling me what Jesus would think, because, as a Jew, his opinion doesn’t hold any more weight with me [personally] than Charlie Sheen’s does.

    So, my point is that, there is nothing wrong with religion being an influence for one’s political beliefs. But if you can’t argue for your position without invoking a deity, then your position ceases to be valid for all Americans. And any law or ruling passed in this country should be for just that — All Americans.

    P.S. For what it’s worth, I feel the same kind of judgement [from the left/democrats] as conservative-leaning woman. My opinions on abortion [which I don’t feel are THAT radical: I’m pro-choice but anti-abortion if that makes sense] have led to people calling me “not a real woman”. Because I found Sandra Fluke playing the victim to be more insulating to women than the names she was called on the radio [which I do not condone, BTW], that made me a “misogynist” and even a “bigot”. So, I think you’re absolutely right, but tolerance needs to go both ways.

    I hesitated to post this, but I hope you can respect my views as much as I genuinely respect yours….

  7. Law Momma
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    I don’t judge anyone, my dear… that’s my whole point. You can believe anything you want… it’s part of what used to make our country so great. I just don’t like someone telling me that because I don’t believe in THEIR God, I don’t believe in God… and I’m sure you feel the same. We should all have the right to believe without having those beliefs ridiculed or poo-poo’ed. And that stands true for Christians, Jews, Buddists, Hindus, Muslims… you name it! 🙂

  8. Violina23
    March 7th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Agree completely!

  9. Lawmomma77
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    Although I’d also say that I hope Jesus’ opinion holds a little more weight than Charlie Sheen’s. After all, even without the whole “son of God” thing, he was still a really good man. Same as Mohammed and Mother Teresa and a slew of other folks. Charlie Sheen is just… Charlie Sheen. 🙂

  10. Jennifer Williams
    March 7th, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Amen! YES, YES, YES!!!!!! You wrote exactly what I was thinking.

  11. Jennifer Colbert
    March 7th, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    I’m in love with this post.

  12. Mary
    March 7th, 2012 @ 4:03 pm

    Amen! Mary in NY

  13. MaconMom
    March 8th, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    So true.

  14. Meredith
    March 8th, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    A thousand times, YES!

  15. Lola M.
    March 9th, 2012 @ 2:28 pm


  16. Chris
    March 13th, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    Amen, sister!

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