Look beyond the surface
If you take your Christian faith seriously, then please take a moment to hear what is on my heart.
It is that time of the year when we are constantly being asked to vote and support different candidates running for public office.
May I share with you how I am not going to vote? I am not going to vote simply on a political party affiliation. Growing up, many of our parents and grandparents normally voted what they referred to as a “straight ticket.” Years ago, that may have been trustworthy, but today they are often not reliable. One needs to look at the stand each candidate takes on moral and ethical issues. Check out their voting record, not just on health, education, work and personal issues, but on moral issues as well.
I am not going to vote for an individual that simply “looks good” or “talks well.” A person can be very attractive and sound very capable in front of a screen or in the media, but this alone does not qualify them for a leadership role.
I am not going to vote for an candidates simply because they declare themselves a “Christian.” It is unfortunate that many self-described church members reject basic Christian teachings.
I am not going to vote for a candidate simply based on the thought, “What am I going to get out of this?”
I want to vote for the one who will promote the common good.
As a Christian who takes our faith seriously, we have a mutual obligation to promote the common good through the privilege of voting.
Vote informatively, and vote prayerfully.