In an election year the future of America will depend on how well people lose. So get ready, some of us will have to apply this to ourselves. But of course, it’s just as important how we win. Maybe even more so. We certainly don’t need “Told you so,” winners. We need non-gloaters. If ever we will need to reach across to the other side, it will be this year.
It’s uncanny how politics so quickly can get us traveling on the low road. The high road seems like we are letting the other guy get away with something, but that’s only if we are making ourselves the judge. Allowing God to be the judge and jury is what allows us to take that little connector from the low road up to the high road. And in an election year, when the temptation is so great to travel that low road and let everybody we don’t agree with know just what we think about them, that is when we need to be moving on up to that high road most of all. It’s not too soon to start doing this.
So to help us with that, here is an excellent piece that actually found some circulation last election in 2016. With a few alterations it will be helpful to us even now.
Long after this election is over … half of us will be able to claim we “won.” The other half will have four years to say, “That’s why I didn’t vote for ____.” Just remember we live in the same America as they do. We have to live, work and eat with each other in OUR America. We don’t get to hop on a private jet and fly away from our community’s problems. We are what makes this country what it is, not the President. He will not stop crime in our neighborhoods, he won’t stop people from stealing your identity, and he will not stop anyone from shooting up our local nightclubs. He will not come teach your child right from wrong, but you can. The President will not come to your home and teach her math, but you can. We as a united people with sound morals, values and ethics can make this country whatever we want. Vote for whomever you want, but remember we are the ones that shape our communities, not the elected ones.
Amen to this. God has placed us all in a family unit, a neighborhood/community, a state, a region. He has provided us with His guiding words, His church, and plenty of His work that needs to be done. Voting is sort of like a wedding is to marriage. One day. One moment. After that it’s up to each of us to make things better. God has given us those tools! But he sure didn’t plan on us doing it in an way other than unified under His loving care.
As I posted this on my Facebook page, I included: Good read!