Today’s Readings: 9-8-2022

I am an avid reader, and I have started adding to my daily reading material some of the articles that I have found on the internet. I am doing my best to only post or reference articles I find on the internet in Today’s Readings that are accurate in content, but I cannot guarantee total accuracy.

For those who are taking or have taken college credit courses (especially if graduate level courses), the reason professors require you to use peer reviewed journal articles is because those that are peer reviewed have been through a quality control process, so to speak, before they are published. Though I try to post only articles that contain accurate content, the articles listed here have probably not been through a quality control process.

If you have other articles you would like me to post on my running blog on this site and/or to post in my Today’s Readings, I am open to reviewing and possibly posting them. Just contact me via the contact page on this site. I would love to hear from you!

Careers and climate change have Americans on the move: Here are the top 10 states people are leaving (and where they are going)

“As A Recruiter, I Tell People To Remove Them”: 5 Things That This Google Recruiter Says Should NOT Be On Your Résumé Anymore In The Year 2022

Should You Mix and Match Omicron Boosters? Here’s What to Know

“The US is one of the only developed countries in which there is no national law guaranteeing paid sick leave — or even unpaid sick leave.” Monkeypox Is Leaving Working-Class People In Financial Ruin

‘Strikingly different’: White House portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama could start trend

“The times of Jesus were uncannily similar to 21st-century America. The Holy Land, too, was bedeviled by a culture war among Greek cultural imperialism, a violent Roman occupation and Jews’ determination to preserve their land and religious identity. Often, the conflicts fell along an urban-rural divide.

Yet, Jesus gathered no army, became the pawn of no political faction.

Instead, he focused on the elements of Judaism that united all people: the love of God, the love of neighbors, enemies and strangers alike. Jesus welcomed social outcasts and praised religious and ethnic outsiders. He warned those who wanted to be bigshots that they’d be the least in his kingdom, and said the servants would be the greatest.

“Jesus rejected the role of a political messiah,” Gerson says.

Christ insisted that his kingdom wouldn’t come about because of Jewish nationalism. It wouldn’t involve armies or violence. Instead it would grow meekly, “soul by soul,” in Gerson’s words, “‘among you’ and ‘within you,’ across every barrier of nation or race — in acts of justice, peacemaking, love, inclusion, meekness, humility and gentleness.”” What might it look like if Christians practiced the politics of Jesus?

As a Christian, I have questioned other people who profess to also be Christians as to how it is that a Christian can want a person who is so evil as our most recent past president and who has such poor moral character to lead our country. I have never gotten what I consider to be an answer that follows the teachings of Jesus. I get answers that put money above moral character and peace, and that is not what Jesus would say. What a good article this is.

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