So…evidently there was an election this past week.
Aren’t you glad it’s over? Now we won’t have to listen to any more complaining or name-calling. Now that the results are in, America can go back to being a unified country! Right?
If only it were that simple. It’s Wednesday – the day after the election – as I type this, and I am absolutely appalled by the comments I see on Facebook. To me, it doesn’t matter who you voted for, but what does matter is the way in which you handle yourself once it’s over. Wow, what happened to losing with dignity? Or taking the high road? Or refraining from personal shots against those who may have voted differently than you.
This isn’t just the case with the Democrats. There are entirely too many Republicans (or Trump-supporters) who refuse to stay humble in the face of victory. I understand this was a contentious race, but we have completely lost sight of the big picture here.
If you are reading this, chances are you consider yourself a Christian. And if you are a Christian, you are a Christian first, and an American second. This is the greatest country in the world. But it’s not our home. MSNBC, Fox News, and all the partisan web sites offer their cornucopia of opinions on what’s right for you and your family. That’s fine and dandy, but do you know where to find the only opinion that matters?
If you answered, “The Bible,” you are correct!
Regardless of one’s political and social beliefs, he is a creation of God. Please remind people of this when they are attacking another for doing what he believes is best for this family. What will you say today that can impact your neighbor? As a Christian, you have an incredible opportunity to shine as light through the darkness this election caused. With that in mind, I’ll close this post with an important message from the Apostle Paul:
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Eph. 4:29)
In His Name,