USA Today has a piece today about the role Sen. Ted Kennedy will play in the debate on health care.

The article also refers to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), identified as “one of the Senate’s most conservative members,” as having teamed with Kennedy to enact more than 40 bills. “Senator Kennedy and I never compromise. We leave out what we can’t agree on so we can get things done.”

What a great idea! What might the world begin to look like if all of us who claim to follow Jesus might do the same?

More than that, how about if all of us who follow Jesus could also extend the same practice toward those who don’t follow Jesus.

We’ve gotten bogged down man times over the millenia over how much others have to agree with us.

Another case in point, from the same section of USA Today (which I would hot-link) if I weren’t typing this while flying into KC). Apparently some pro-life groups and pro-choice groups are beginning to work together to reduce the number of abortions.

These groups are coming together to support providing services and health education to low-income women, for whom the abortion rate in 2000 was 4 times higher than for those making $30,000 or more.

This is a good place to start.

One thought on “Uncompromising?

  1. I think UMs can do that pretty well. Leave theology & morality issues out, then we can all support the work that UMCOR does, etc. We disagree about a lot of things (and a lot of very important things) we we agree on doing good for others.

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