I am passionate about this country and I want to see it grow and develop and I want to see it well led. Too often though what we see in the houses of parliament looks like kids in a playground having a fight.
Dave says he is not taking part in the election debates unless the Green party are invited. In principle I agree with Dave on this one, I think the Greens should be taking part but this isn’t the best way to achieve that. Let’s face it, everyone hates the kid who in the middle of the game when it’s not going the way they want says ‘I’m going home and I’m taking my ball with me’.
Ed decides this is a great opportunity to try to make Dave look stupid and so he asks him why he is pulling out of the debates that he previously said are so important. There is always a kid who will have a go at the kid who is taking his ball home in the middle of the game. He might make us laugh, but it would be better if he just organized a new game rather than having a go at someone else.
I hate the kind of political points scoring that we saw yesterday and what I saw makes me want to pray for our country even more passionately. We REALLY, REALLY need it! I don’t mind that they disagreed and argued, we all want to see politicians who believe in their policies, I just wish that they had been passionate about real issues that people are facing.
I hate the way politics is done but I will be voting in the elections in May. If we don’t engage then we are like the other kids in the playground who just walk away and sulk because the game is over rather than trying to intervene to stop the other kids arguing.
The especially sad thing about point scoring is that it happens everyday throughout the world. Whether it’s in the office, school or at a social gathering there are often people who want to put others down so they can look better. People who want to do anything they can to make themselves seem more important.
How do we treat other people?
Jesus said that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. No one likes being put down, so why should we do it to others?
Let’s treat one another well today and where we see bullying taking place let’s take a stand and speak up for the person being badly treated.
Dave, you can’t just go home with your ball. It’s not a mature way to behave.
Ed, having a go at Dave and trying to humiliate him isn’t going to solve anything.
Let’s all grow up and treat one another with respect.