It’s the first monday of the month, which usually means a post about the seven deadly sins; however, because of recent events, I have decided to put the seven deadly sins post off a week. Meanwhile I’m going to write about the major event happening in the U.S. right now. That’s right it’s another post about voting (kinda).
Everywhere we are seeing campaign posters and slogans and commercials. The political world has invaded our television shows, our radio, our neighbors front lawns, and social media. I have started avoiding Facebook because I am tired of seeing people’s opinions about who to vote for. The posts I see don’t have facts and reasons explaining the differences between the candidates. The posts are people’s opinions throwing in your face exactly who they believe you should vote for.
I’ll admit that I don’t pay a lot of attention to media, especially when it comes to politics; however, with the amount of media and attention focused on this election, one would think that I would know something about the candidates future policy plans but I don’t have a single clue what these candidates actually want to do has president. I do, however, know all the reasons why I shouldn’t vote for either of them.
People often have the tendency to focus on the negative aspects of an event or person. Instead of talking about the facts, negative opinions get tossed around. We all tear each other down even if we know nothing about the other person. We judge each other, often cruelly. Jesus called us to do differently.
Matthew 7:1-5 “Stop judging, that you may not be judged. For as you judge, so will you be judged, and the measure with which you measure will be measured out to you. Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’ while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.”
Let us follow Jesus’s teaching and stop judging others by our own standards. When you go vote, do so with God at your side. Pray and discern who you should vote for. The right decision is a decision made with God. Here is a song to help you to always turn to him.