Not All Aboard the Trump Train?

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By: Susan Bea Good

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” (Proverbs 12:15/ESV)

Last month my daughter attended the annual Awana Summit in Washington DC. She and her friends are already making plans for next year’s competition to be held in Colorado Springs. One option for Team travel is to take a two-day train trip. I’ve never traveled by train in the US (I have in India, but that’s another story) but the idea seems more relaxing than a twenty hour car drive.

Speaking of trains, Trump’s seems to be filling with passengers at an alarming rate. Its flashy conductor and crew are sounding the final boarding call long before the scheduled departure. Powerless pedestrians seem terrified they won’t get a seat if they don’t board now. The already empowered just want to be certain they acquire spots in the VIP cab. Others seem dedicated to bullying the gasping crowds who yet refuse to join them. All three types of passengers are in full denial of the danger signs on the route they are about to travel.

The Trump train is heading to disaster. If it does take off en route to Washington DC it will most certainly derail from the shear ignorance of the conductor. The passengers will of course be mangled and forever scarred by the maniacal ride they fought so hard to be a part of.

Though the Trump train’s passengers argue vehemently that their route is safe and that all of the nation should get on board…they do not have the nation on board! The clear majority refuse to take that ride. Most Americans understand that we need to travel somewhere different than we’ve been, but that doesn’t mean we need to head towards a cliff and drive ourselves off at a high rate of speed.

I will never get on board with Donald Trump’s presidential aspirations. I will never vote for him, and I will never call him my president. For those who are already on his crazy train, for whatever your reasons, I would advise you to disembark, at once!

This blogger’s hope is to be an encouragement to Christ-followers as they see more of God’s Big Picture and intentionally participate in it. Adonai Eloheinu!

 

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