I wonder what will happen tomorrow…or the day after tomorrow.
Will the ’causes’ that I agreed with have passed? Will those I disagreed with have failed?
Will the candidates I voted for have won, or been defeated?
Obviously, I don’t know that, and no one does-despite what all the conspiracy theorists out there say!
One thing is true: No matter what happens, it will still be UP TO ME to choose how I treat my fellow humans.
If my opinions prevail, and every vote I cast is part of the winning majority, I will still be responsible to love, respect, have compassion for, and pray for, everyone–even those who vehemently opposed me.
If my opinions fail, and every vote I cast is part of the losing minority, I will still be responsible to love, respect, have compassion for, and pray for, everyone–even those who vehemently opposed me.
This truth is something we simply must grasp–all of us! Each of us!
After all, the only way we can hope to get out of the cultural quagmire and the animosity so prevalent in our culture is if each one of us take responsibility for our own actions. Not the Government–not the President or his cabinet, the the US Congress, not the State Congress, not the courts…and so on.
YOU and I simply MUST commit to civility, discussion, respect and yes, love for one another.
From my perspective, as a Christian, the most loving thing I can do–no matter what political events transpire around us–is to point people to Jesus the Christ. He is “The Way, The Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father, except by Him. (John 14:6). He is the “Good Shepherd, who lays down His life for His Sheep.” (John 10:11). While our enemy comes to ‘steal, kill, and destroy”, Jesus has come “that they might have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10).
“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever would believe in Him would not perish, but will have everlasting life! For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but so the world could be saved.” (John 3:16-17)
None of those things are changed by our temporary (and yes–important) politics.
All of those things are true for everyone in the world–not only in America.
Keep that in mind tomorrow…and the day after, and the day after, and the day after….
We are here…for Him!