Clearly, Christ's admonition to love those who hate us and pray for those who persecute us is the litmus test of our dedication to His teachings. Justice Brett Kavanaugh, (he is currently entitled to the title, though not yet on the Supreme Court), seemed to come closest to being moved to tears when telling how his 10-year-old daughter showed that she took that seriously.
Equally clearly, no one could have done a more thorough job of qualifying to receive prayer under this clause than the Democratic Senators on the Judiciary Committee, some of the outlandish accusers that they brought forward, and some of the media personalities and pundit consultants. (Because Justice Kavanaugh graciously declined to describe Dr. Ford's basic assertion of having been assaulted as false, limiting himself to assert he had nothing to do with it, the term "some" was used.)
Much has been said by Kavanaugh and others about the threat posed by the tone, tactics and techniques of these "confirmation' hearings to the future of America as we have known it. It is difficult to "stand on the sunward side of the mountain", as the Justice said, when one feels one is standing on the slopes of Kilauea, erupting around us.
Whatever our hopes or fears for America, we Christians are ambassadors for an eternal King and a flawless Kingdom. We must continue to let Christ's light shine through us. Reagan described America as a "shining city on a hill," and continuing to shine Christ's light will help maintain that, but there is always the ultimate shining city for us to remember and represent.
A Christian man living in Southeastern Pennsylvania, USA. Came under conviction in 1978 or 1979 to begin believing the Bible is the inspired Word of God. Came to saving faith in Christ in October 1982 by confessing I was a sinner by nature and only Christ could save me.