I’ve been watching the political situation in America & clearly there are some conflicting opinions, beliefs & methods. It seems that our our country is sharply divided & there’s more than enough hostility in this election year.
As a follower of Jesus, it’s disappointing to see so many believers put such faith & focus on politics.
From my perspective, there are some important axioms to keep in mind for each of us who desire to follow Jesus:
- Politics has never changed the human heart – at its best, it’s a bandaid for the sinful human condition
- Let’s be sure our behavior & words match our faith in Jesus otherwise we run the risk of becoming hypocrites
- Pray – 1Tim 2:1-3 tells us to pray for those who are in authority. Let’s pray more than we worry or complain
Election seasons don’t exempt us from being faith-filled & faithful to Christ 🙂
Today is Election Day in the US & millions of people will be turning out to make sure their opinions are accounted for in our political system. This voting season has been very contentious, particularly if you’re from a hotly contested state – lots of political adds, FB feeds, emails & more than enough mudslinging to chink a plethora of log cabins ,)
Jesus talked about removing the mote (log) in ones eye before trying to help someone who has a splinter. The context of Jesus’ mote, log, splinter discussion is smack in the middle of Jesus instructing us to be less judgmental & to pay more attention to our own shortcomings before we get on a mission to accuse others of their downfalls. No matter if you’re a Democrat, Independent, Republican, Tea Party, Green, Disgruntled, etc, there’s plenty of spaces & topics in our own political thinking for improvement, so be sure to watch for your own mote & get out to vote ,)