HOWDY! “Trust, Honor and Obey”

“This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”  (Romans 13: 6-8)

There is a ‘key’ phrase smack dab in the middle of this verse that brings about focus for me. Do you see this?:” who give their full time to governing”?  Who among those we’ve elected give their FULL TIME to governing? Isn’t there a majority spending most of their time demanding political pork-barrel?  Is that what God intends?  I think not!  It reminds me of my conversation, years ago, with a former school administrator.  He and I had a running skirmish over this management skills and motivation. He was much more interested in teachers’ total loyalty with never a “Why or Why Not?”.  He was constantly accusing me of insubordination…and he was right.  Just prior to his succumbing to cancer, I visited with him.  “You were one of my best teachers, Jim, but I couldn’t break you”!  I simply couldn’t determine the difference of his definition of “Co-operation” and “Brown-nosing”.  I believe, in education, SERVICE goes two ways. EGO must never enter into a classroom.  Never!  It should never enter into governmental service, either.  

And that’s what I get from My Box of Chocolates.       AMEN

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