I voted today but here’s why I won’t tell you who you got it

I voted today but here’s why I won’t tell you who you got it.

No matter what, both dudes are made in the image of God but both fall short of being our True Hope.

No matter what, I’m supposed to pray for them.

And most importantly:

No matter what, my faith demands that whatever political thing is happening—no matter where I live—I am required to participate in caring about the needs that the Kingdom of God prioritizes.

  • Care for the oppressed
  • Food for the hungry
  • Support for the orphan and widow
  • Sharing the Good News of forgiveness, love, mercy, and acceptance
  • Reconciling God and human
  • Reconciling human and human

If the guy I cast my ballot for doesn’t get elected, I still have the way of Jesus to work for good.  If the guy I voted for does win, nothing changes.

“Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.  Render unto God what belongs to God.”  –Jesus

For a thoughtful post regarding your reaction to whoever wins the election, check out Peter Enns’ thoughtful post.

Also, check out Relevant Magazine’s post about politics.  Always great for good thinkin’ times.


About Brian Swanson

Christ follower. Screw up. Stained with grace. Ruined by Jesus.
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