A recent letter to the editor called into question whether Republicans are good Christians since, according to the writer, they do not follow the teachings of Christ.
Jesus’ messages of love for one’s neighbor and care for the poor are not addressed to political parties, governments or any other corporate group of people. His messages are addressed to the individual to act upon.
God’s mercy is granted to each person who submits to Christ’s Lordship and His message of salvation. God’s judgment is meted out to each person who rejects His mercy and ignores Christ’s messages. It is the responsibility of each person to attend to the needy and helpless.
What a political party does or does not do has no weight in God’s salvific message. What is God’s concern is what we as individuals do with His Son’s teachings.