One of the things I am always mindful of as a Christian, even when I am at the height of an anger spell, (yes I do get angry, I am not a saint), is to try to always keep one foot on the ground. Always seeking to be humble. It is difficult to maintain humility when you have that fiery temper, that low tolerance for BS.
I am am not about to judge anyone else, I am simply self-critiquing and admitting to my imperfections.
It is with that mindset that I always try not to judge the motives of others, or to begin to decide whose actions are not Christ-like, while I am every day, trapped in a vicious struggle myself, to stay out of Hades.
I have watched Mike Pence’s career over the years, I understand just how difficult it must be for a person of means and power to remain true to their faith. I believe there is precedent for that in Matthew 19:21 when a rich young ruler asked Yeshua, “what should I do to be saved”/ Yeshua told him, “If you want to be perfect, go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”
The young man went away sad, because according to the scriptures, he had great wealth, so naturally, Yeshua’s answer would not resonate well with him.
Mike Pence, the former Indiana Congressman, and Governor turned Vice President comes straight from the fundamentalist cloth.
Don’t be fooled by the seeming pious, holier than though exterior, behind that thin façade of deception, lies a calculative methodical plotter who waits for Donald Trump to be removed from office so that he will have defaulted into the most powerful office in the world.
On that basis, we already see that the pious soft-spoken Mike Pence would sell his soul for power, from as far back as 2016. Donald Trump chose Mike Pence to be his running mate in order to snag the white Christian fundamentalist vote. (Not to be confused with the Christian vote).
We all knew who Donald Trump was, certainly, New Yorkers did, others could have found out if they cared to know anything about the candidate to whom they would be entrusting the nuclear codes.
In fairness to Mike Pence, he should not be demonized for accepting the number two spot on Trump’s ticket. What Mike Pence must certainly be held accountable for, is sitting in a debate with Senator Kamala Harris and lying to the nation about Donald Trump’s record on issue after issue.
The fact that Mike Pence is far less dramatic than his blustering idiot of a boss, does not mean that he is any less duplicitous, deceptive, or is any less mendacious.
My late Grandfather always told me “you can hide from a thief, but you can never hide from a liar”, Mike Pence exemplifies every bit of what Donald Trump represents, It is the very same stinky s**t that attracted the fly to his head during the debate with Kamala Harris. You can always trust God’s creatures to keep it real.
Evil comes in many forms, Pence who pretends to be so moral that he refuses to be in a room with a woman who is not his wife, had no problem sitting there, and lying through his teeth, knowing full well that every claim he made was laced with lies.
Tragically, fakes and frauds are all around, and as is evidenced in Pence, they are in positions of power. It is important to reconcile that not all that says “Lord, Lord” shall enter.
Mike Beckles is a former police Detective corporal, businessman, freelance writer, he is a black achiever honoree, and publisher of the blog mikebeckles.com.
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