My text for this morning is taken from Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero to be precise) --- "As you have sewn, so shall you reap." Or, Ut sementem feceris, ita et metes.
Oh yeah, a couple of centuries later some guy named Paul included something similar in his letter to the Galatians --- "... whatsoever a man seweth, that also shall he reap."
Then there's this line from the Hebrew Bible's book of Job: "... they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same."
And thanks to Buzz Malone for finding and sharing the cartoon up top that illustrates the text.
There seems to be a good deal of surprise in some circles that "Aw shucks, can't we all just get along?" isn't resonating with many in the aftermath of last week's elections.
Truth is, in some instances, we will be able to get along. In other instances, we won't. A lot of divisive seeds were sewn during an awful political campaign that ended with the electorate split 50-50. It's not clear what form the harvest will take.