Since this is my blog, and I can “do-wut-I-wan,” here’s my political-non-policital rant for the world:
No matter what happens tomorrow, tomorrow night or whenever they finish counting the votes, we have to remember a few things:
- The next President is not God, nor will they ever be. Not even close. God is still God. Let’s not forget who we should truly put our faith in and look to for our daily guidance. Our world is determined by our day-to-day actions so smile, give generously, help those that need it, speak kindly, treat all people with respect, and be the bigger person. Always. No matter what you believe, these are the basics of good human nature. So be a good human.
- If you’re a person of faith, let me remind you that it is a biblical command that we are to pray for our leadership: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2. There is someone I dislike and someone I like running for President and no matter who is elected, I will still pray for that person, as should you. See bullet number one.
- Both major parties in this election have messed up big time. I think it’s safe to say pointing fingers has been the primary strategy. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. And so the Bible says, “When they persisted in questioning him, he straightened up and told them, ‘Let the person among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.'” So, if you have never sinned, by all means, cast your stones and judgement. But until then, see bullet number one and two.
- This election has brought out the worst in a lot of different people, companies, organizations, even people I personally know shouting their thoughts and opinions. Don’t let it bring out the worst in you. See bullet number one, two and three.
I’ve been disappointed to see a Christian leader I admire completely dismissing themselves from the whole political situation, stating that they will not take part in this election because they are “fed up” with the nonsense, and so here’s another reminder: it is still a privilege and an honor to vote so be grateful for a liberty so many cultures go without. So get out there and vote.
I don’t want any opinions or political statements following this post. This is simply my reminder to all of us, including myself, to remember the bigger picture in life.
Because I think the world may have forgotten that one exists.
Cheers to the end of this election.