While mindful that many of you have already voted, I am also aware that tomorrow is a momentous day in the life of our nation. This has been a remarkably divisive political campaign in a time where our nation’s divisions have been growing more acute.
As a community of Christians we hold differing political perspectives and affiliations. Indeed, we hold those views with varying degrees of passion. Our vote is just that — our vote. We exercise it in private and we need not share it with anyone. It is an obligation for each of us to participate in the process of choosing our next leader.
I also call on people of faith to move from this election as participants in dialogue who seek solutions to vexing problems whether their candidates won or lost. What is truly remarkable is not when people who agree come together, but when people who disagree come together. The truth is that in the church, and in the world, we need to hear from the one who offers a different view. Let us strive to be the church that models respecting the dignity of all persons. Upon this foundation we can build a peaceable and just society.
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One reply to “Election Eve Reflection”
God always answers prayers & guides us with love!
I pray for all of America & for God’s guidance to Pres.-Elect Trump. VP-Elect Mike Pence & all who will serve.
God Bless America and America Bless God!
The leadership of Fr. Doran Stambaugh, St.Michael’s, is a true blessing from God!