No, this proverb isn’t about politics as it is usually discussed. Politics, when boiled down to its essence, is about the structure and functioning of relationships for the mutual benefit of all, usually through laws, policies, or procedures. Realistically, whenever there are human relationships, you also have politics; the two are inseparable. The more people involved, the greater the significance of politics. Of course, people, being people, twist what is supposed to be for the mutual benefit of all, to the benefit of themselves.

For more on this check out the short video below:


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About Rick Upchurch

Married in 1976, with three grown children. Have served as Pastor in the Church of the Nazarene for 18 years and still hold ordination credentials in the Church of the Nazarene. Led and taught in Adult Degree Completion programs in Christian Higher Education since 1998. Published four books available on Amazon: Discipleship with James, Guidebook for Curriculum Development and Assessment, Spiritual Warfare, and The Principles of Life.

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