“Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.”- 1 Peter 3:8
“35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35
In the US, we’ve forgotten how to disagree. We call names. We make things up. We drag the people who want to serve and lead us through the worst experiences of their lives.
And it happens in the Christian world too.
You are a Christian based upon what you believe in Jesus Christ, not who you are voting for.
Now, I do believe that your faith should shape how you make your decision but I know good Christians that are on each side of the current presidential election in the United States.
They shall know we are Christians by their love.
So, as we are in the midst of debate and disagreement, one thing holds true. We can respect the human beings that God made and be salt and light. We can act differently from the rest of the world. We can be a part of this election and treat those we disagree with with respect, kindness, and love. We can listen but we can stand firm in the conviction that we emerge with as our own.
Let’s vote. Celebrate our freedom. And do it in a way that honors our Lord. Everyone who throws mud gets dirty.