As a Committee on Publication it is not in my job description to be Republican, Democrat or of any political leaning. I like crossing all party lines to inform legislators about Christian Science; however, when I hear an address that is based on good principles partisan or not I find value in it.
While attending meetings at the Indiana State House last week I heard United States Congressman Mike Pence from Indiana speak to the House on vision and courage. He noted that politicians in Washington should act more like Hoosiers.
He said, “”This nation faces serious challenges that will require us to renew our commitment to institutions resilient enough to lead America back. I believe those are the institutions of faith, family, community and state government.”
His remarks included, ” you ought to treat the other guy the way you want to be treated.”
That made me to think of the sixth religious tenet of Christian Science that states, “And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, page 497).