I am in a love hate relationship with my blog right now. I love blogging and in the past it has been one of my favorite things. There were the occasional dry spells but for the most part words and thoughts flowed easily. I enjoyed having a platform to share my thoughts and opinions and pictures. And I really enjoyed the interaction either here in the blog comments or on facebook.
But lately it has been so hit and miss and part of that is just the season we’re in. You know, the election season.
My own thoughts crowd out civility in my head sometimes so I am not surprised at how full of vitriol conversations become.
Vitriol: cruel and bitter criticism
It’s not just that we are critical of one candidate or another. The criticism of both is full of ugly fear and hatred and turns easily on to anyone who disagrees. In my world if you aren’t on the Trump bandwagon then you must not really love Jesus and unborn babies. And I am so over it. You do not get to make that judgement. Just like I don’t get to call into question your love for God if you plan to vote for Trump. Or in some cases, Hillary.
I don’t know for sure exactly what I am going to do come election day but I know what I am not going to do.
I am not going to let fear guide my actions.
I am not going to let hate for one candidate push me into the ungodly arms of the other.
I know who she is and what she stands for and what she has done.
I know the man that he really is and what he truly stands for and what he has done.
There is no lesser of two evils here. Evil is evil and most of us are just deciding which evil is easier to swallow.
They are us.
I will go into the voting booth and I am going to mark a ballot in such a way that I can stand before God and give it to Him as an offering. If I can do that by voting for one candidate or the other or neither one then that is what I will do.
And you should do the same. Your vote is your offering before God.
In the meantime I will bow my head in the face of my own sin staring at me from a national level and seek repentance. I am going to ask God to dig a little deeper and probe a little further in my mind and in my heart to root out my own hypocrisy, evil, and wicked ways.
And I am going to outright reject the bumper stick slogan I saw the other day because friends, it’s not that Jesus wins, it’s that Jesus has won.
We should live like it.