If you are confused about current events just think about the game of Monopoly. If you have ever played the game you know that compassion for your fellow competitors is not part of a strategy that would lead to success. If your competitor lands on your property he must pay the rent that is defined in the rules of the game. If you were to forgive the debt you could not win the game.
We all play the game in this life today. You have no choice but to play. The big problem originated when some began to play to win. In order to win the game of Monopoly one must accumulate all of the money and to do this one must bankrupt everyone else.
It is not possible to accumulate all of the wealth of the world. There is just too much of it and a person’s life is too short to allow it.
When the game of Monopoly is over everyone goes their separate ways and no one is really hurt, but in life the game never ends. The one who seems to be winning will leave the game before it ends and those whom he or she has bankrupted are truly hurt.
That is what is happening today. The whole world is playing the game as if they could win and the entity they revere the most is the money of the game. The money of the game seems to have been given power to solve all problems from health care to world peace but it is only an illusion. There is no room for the true Master of the game in their hearts and no compassion either. The game belongs to the Master and always has. It truly is just a game!
The rules of life are different from the rules of Monopoly. The game of life has many winners and losers. Everyone can win and everyone can lose as there is no “one” winner.
In order to win the real game one must take the time to consider where the game came from and what the rules are. It seems that most players are too busy trying to accumulate the false wealth of the game than to spend any time contemplating the rules.
If you know the rules and the Master then do not hate those that do not understand. It really makes no difference if you are bankrupt in this world if you play by the Masters rules. Have compassion on those that only play the game using the rules of the world as they will lose the real game even though they seem to be winning.
Do not be like Jonah and hate those who are made in the image of God. Jonah only thought about himself and judged others instead of himself. Judge yourself and let God judge everyone else. Perhaps some of the people in this world that cannot tell their right hand from their left will stop and consider their ways and turn and God will heal them. It happened in Nineveh and it can happen in America also.
Our command is the same as that given to Jonah. It was not to stop anyone from practicing their ways, but to preach against them. If they listen and believe they will stop their ways by themselves: overcome evil with good. You will have accomplished both goals. They will stop trying to bankrupt others and they will leave the game as winners. And that is what the Master of the game wants for everyone. Align your objectives with those of God’s and overcome evil with good.
Do not be discouraged if they refuse to understand. Everyone is free to play the game as they desire. They are even free to cheat if they so desire. Do not think and act as losers. When everyone that will win the game has left then the Master will end it.
Mourn for those that are losing. Mourn and do not hate them.