How Did We Resolve This?

It was 1/3/20. A ten year old  in Washington D.C. had an idea. It filtered up to two key representatives in Congress. The youngster thought, perhaps, instead of two opposing investigations, that, Trump and Biden could duel in an over 70 tennis competition. 

The thoughtful child believed the anger vented during the match could replace the prosecution. All three branches of government agreed and gave it their stamp of approval.

The match was announced. It was set for 4/1/20. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram all broke down from overuse.

The Donald quickly lost 25 pounds eliminating Big Macs and fries from his diet. Biden received hair transplants. He didn’t articulate his needs well to the surgeon so his hair was a little patchy at best.

The site was a tennis court at Atlanta’s federal penitentiary. That gave each side in Washington their wish, as, both candidates were seen confined to jail, if only momentarily.

Trump was wearing a Gucci tennis outfit and a MAGA hat. Biden was wearing a Versace outfit and a Ukrainian campaign hat given his recent transplant.

The match was televised worldwide having grossed a billion dollars in advertising revenue. If Trump won he said he would use his purse to buy the 2020 election. If Biden won he said he would provide his son Hunter with a trust fund.

After 23 minutes of tennis, with the only opposing strokes, heat strokes, the match was declared a draw.


Aren’t we all on some kind of journey seeking more joy and love in our lives? At many points in our consciousness we are to some degree in our past, our present and our future.

The past would include the good and bad impactful moments of our childhood. We are hopefully in the present in not just a random but a mindful state. We are in the future with both the good plans that drive us and the fears of what might befall us.

That state can be timeless. To the Christ follower like me, it amounts to eternal life, now.

One of the beauties of that life as a follower is the drive to enhance one’s relationship with God and people. It is a long, long journey. However, one finds by experience and the Word of God that our Lord is very, very patient. He is filled with a kind of Love we have never felt before knowing Him. He takes our self destructive behaviors and lead us in their diminution. And that’s NOT easy.

Mark Vernon, an English psychotherapist and author put it this way in A Secret of Christianity:

“It’s about how Jesus invited his followers to take up their cross and work out their own salvation so that they, too, might know the mystery of life in all its fullness.”

If you have seen the life of even one follower transformed in a good way, you have seen concrete evidence for this kind of an experience. I believe he or she was a person trying to be more fully human.