Wake up

We vote for the next president of the United States on Tuesday, November 6 – just in case you’ve been hiding under a rock. This election has revealed so much about our country – the best and the worse. Perhaps in no other election has so much attention been given to the Christian community. We have heard about different “types” of Christians, the intersection of faith and politics, God’s law versus man’s law. It’s been very, very interesting.

I will say this. Keep praying. But vote. Keep praying but do your research. The Bible in 1 Peter 1:13 talks about having a mind that is “fully alert” and “sober.” This is our country. As defined, a democracy means we have a say so in the affairs of this country. But we have to do our part. However, we ought not care just about the national affairs of the country but our local affairs as well.

How many of you voted in the last local election? Know who your representatives are? Ever been to a school board meeting? How about attended your neighborhood association meeting? I don’t point the finger just at you but myself as well. These groups in many ways control more of what happens in our daily lives than the president.

Maybe you saw Samuel L. Jackson’s video encouraging people to “wake up” (my translation). I’m not telling you who to vote for. My point in mentioning it is to stress the overall message that we need to care about what’s happening around us. Now is not the time to be indifferent and apathetic.

Be vigilant. Be informed. Go vote.

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2 responses to “Wake up

  1. Evita

    I wholeheartedly agree! The right to vote is sacred and we should all make our voices heard. I just mailed in my absentee ballot and it felt great.

  2. Deborah Bonner

    Yes Indeed Brandon!!…getting involved locally with politics is most effective to making changes that affect our lives and communities on a daily basis.

    Regardless of what candidate wins the presidential election…we all must remember that God within us is the infinite Source of all we have, do and become in life!

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