Commonwealth Policy Center

Americans are as divided over politics as ever. Republicans seem to hate Democrats, and Democrats appear to hate Republicans. But after the election, we have to figure out how to live together. There’s a Biblical principle that brings healing to the culture. Christians are told to love their neighbors as themselves. And this doesn’t just mean people they like or agree with politically. Christians are also told to live by the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, and self-control. These are traits of those who follow Jesus. And if these traits were applied in our personal relationships, the country would turn around, the bitterness would subside, and we might wake up one day to find harmony and peace displace the bitterness and rancor we find all around us.