These prisoners have done an incredible job. But he went on to say that this crisis can also usher in an amazing opportunity to bring people together, and he pointed to Jesus — "history's greatest social entrepreneur" — as the litmus test for positively moving forward. For those struggling with this—something Brooks himself admitted he has grappled with—he encouraged people to turn to the Scriptures and prayer. They’re proud Americans and they respect what we’re doing, even those that you don’t think so much like us, respect us, want to be with us. Make a commitment to someone else to reject contempt. This article was originally published on Pure Flix Insider. To protect faith communities, I have taken historic action to defend religious liberty, including the constitutional right to pray in public schools. We are going to protect our great ministers and pastors and rabbis, and all of the people that we so cherish and that we so respect. Prayer, Holy Spirit, Anointing, and more. Where is he? Better than ever, fantastic. Thank you very much. You should receieve a confirmation email shortly. It’s going to have your mark on it. Well, thank you very much. Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. Brooks, who introduced himself “first and foremost a follower of Jesus,” focused on the words of Jesus which encourages compassion toward one’s enemies–political or otherwise. Do you want award-winning journalism with a Christian worldview, delivered to your inbox? Quoting 19th-century philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, Brooks defined contempt as “the unsullied conviction of the worthlessness of another.” When we treat each other this way, Brooks argued, this is what makes our disagreements “so bitter” and causes us to feel cooperation is “nearly impossible.”. “Can you do it? And we are doing that like nobody has ever done it before from this position. Our unemployment numbers are the best in the history of our country. Thank you. Weeks ago and again, yesterday, courageous Republican politicians and leaders had the wisdom, fortitude and strength to do what everyone knows was right. Reminded me a little bit of 2016, we had very little chance of victory, except for the people in this room and some others believed we were going to win. Donald Trump: (03:09) Our economy is the strongest it has ever been. They must have known I was going to be here. Back. It’s not easy. Harvest resides in Washington, D.C. Do not take your foot off the pedal of prayer, changed the world starting 2,000 years ago, originally published on Pure Flix Insider, Nat'l Prayer Breakfast speaker tells audience including Trump, Pelosi: ‘Jesus said love your enemies’, Trump calls out ‘dishonest and corrupt people’ behind impeachment at National Prayer Breakfast, Loving your enemies is the answer to America's woes, Arthur Brooks says, Arthur Brooks: Conservative Policies Help the Powerless, Christians Can Lead the Way (Interview), Prophecy, Doubt, Protecting Kids, Christian Entertainment & More! “We’re like a couple on the rocks in this country.” Without mentioning Mr. Trump specifically, Mr. Brooks added: “Ask God to take political contempt from your heart. Thank you, Mike. But he then made another convicting proclamation about true "moral courage. Donald Trump: (14:24) How will you respond if your candidate wins or loses? “How many of you love somebody with whom you disagree politically?” Brooks asked the group of politicians. Many really have become friends. And sometimes you don’t make it easy, and I certainly don’t make it easy on you. It means exactly what you said in your comment-if you wait until you FEEL like forgiving, it will never happen; but, if you make a decision to "act as if" (another recovery saying), the feelings will follow. I’ll be discussing that a little bit later at the White House. For more powerful messages of hope and inspiration, be sure to read the Pure Flix Insider blog. Get a weekly digest of the week’s most important transcripts in your inbox. The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens. '", READ ALSO: Colossians 1: What It Really Means To Keep Our Eyes Fixed On Jesus. We’ve made tremendous progress, tremendous progress. In Venezuela, the dictator, Maduro, has arrested church leaders. For those struggling with this — something Brooks himself admitted he has grappled with — he encouraged people to turn to the scriptures and prayer. “Contempt is ripping our country apart,” said Brooks, who is Catholic and the former president of the American Enterprise Institute. I don’t know if the president understands about prayer or people who do pray. Brooks then said that moral courage isn’t necessarily standing up to your enemies or the people who disagree with you. The Easter season he said, is a fitting metaphor for recent events. Done! Trump, looking toward Brooks, then said “but I like listening to you, it was very good, thank you very much.”. And I pray hard for him because he’s so off the track of our Constitution, our values. Read the full transcript right here at Megan is passionate about seeking and proclaiming the truth. Follow her on Twitter @HarvestPrude. We want every nation to look up to us like they are right now. When they impeach you for nothing, then you’re supposed to like them? The back-and-forth came two days after the president’s State of the Union address, when Mr. Trump refused to shake Ms. Pelosi’s hand and she ripped up her copy of his speech.

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