EDITORIAL: Our presidential choice: Jesus
Remember to love.
Maybe you’ve noticed, but it’s presidential campaign season in the United States.
Forgive us for saying so, but some of us seem to be on edge — mimicking the name-calling, anger-infused dialogue of certain candidates.
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Perhaps we’ve decided that “they will know we are Christians by our political vitriol?”
We liked what Christian Chronicle reader Jake Perkins, who preaches for the Canadian Church of Christ in Texas, said on Twitter recently.
“Don’t forget you can vote for The Lamb every day,” Perkins tweeted.
He’s right, you know. This might be a good time to remind all of us that the Kingdom we serve is not of this world. Our leader paid the price and determined the ultimate election outcome 2,000-plus years ago.
We’ve read the end of the Book.
Spoiler alert: Satan loses!
That means we can focus on what really matters — and that has nothing do with elephants or donkeys.
Sure, pay attention to debates concerning our nation’s future. Seek to support candidates who espouse values and policies that respect our Creator. But our hope is in heaven, not Washington, D.C.
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s,” Jesus said in Mark 12:17. Oh, that would we heed our Savior’s words.
Even in an election year, may we Christians find a way to be known for our love, not our political affiliations.
May more of us take in strangers and share Jesus with immigrants and give parents with special-needs children welcomed nights out.
Our God is bigger than politics.
Remember to love.