Lisa and Will Samson wrote a great little book, Justice in the Burbs. Now, Lisa has posted a note on Facebook that she gave permission to share. Her thoughts intend to re-center those of us who follow Jesus and face a “what to do” come November 4 – Election Day. Here is her note,
God’s Will Be Done
A lot of my primary colored friends, both red and blue, are openly endorsing a presidential candidate. It’s their right . . . and . . . I can’t blame them. I’m the gal that seeks to be in a state of reconciliation with my brothers and sisters in Christ, so I normally try to concentrate on what we agree upon.
I’ve seen the political divide do more amputation in the body of Christ than anything else. Now is it true amputation? No. But in the minds of believers, they have, for all practical purposes, cut off brothers and sisters. I’m not willing to go there. Jesus’ last wish before his ascension was that we be one. Does that mean we have to agree on everything? No. But it does say to me, at the very least, I can’t tell you you’re not in Christ or even go so far as saying what one fellow believer said if you don’t vote for his candidate, “As a result, many Christians are no different than non-Christians in their worldviews and their actions.” NO different? Really?