Musings on the Eve of a "big" Vote
So I was bouncing around the house tonight in the wake of hearing college basketball commentators eat crow in the wake of their anointed team, Kansas, losing to unsung Northern Iowa. Carly and I were having French toast for brinner, when my phone beeped with a message from a frustrated friend.
Christianity gets lived out in funny ways sometimes. In America, it has become our “Christian duty” to be involved in politics. Since we have the right to influence the powers with votes and money and phone calls, so the argument goes, we have a responsibility as good stewards to wield that power in the name of Jesus Christ.
Nothing, I submit, could be further from the truth.
I believe that when a Christian signs their tax forms, they’ve completed the whole of their “Christian duty” with regards to the government. The world-changing way of Jesus is sacrifice, speaking truth to power, and shaming the powers by publicly rejecting their way of changing the world.
Neither party is interested in anything about the poor except their votes. Brothers and sisters, do not trust them or be drawn in by them, for they are a breed apart and make no sense. We must stop delegating our compassion to Congress, and start caring for the needs of our own neighborhoods. BE the blessing your neighbor needs, and move boldly in the grace of our Lord. Leave the powers to play their mad games; the victory that is already overcoming the world is our faith!
In HIS love,