David Mills, editorial director of Ethika Politika, writes:
The primary Christian category for political exchange is not respect, but love.
Love requires a realistic view of the other, and a realistic view of
yourself. It doesn’t make you pretend someone has made wise political
judgments or is going to make wise political judgments. It doesn’t
require you respect the racist or anti-semite or the partisan. It does
require continued engagement, including turning the other cheek and
walking the second mile.
Part of that realism means seeing them as people loved by God, who
may love Him more than you do and may live a more virtuous life, who
have other gifts than you, who see things you do not see. It means
treating them as you would want to be treated.
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