Political Posts and Christianity

I’m getting a little tired of writing about politics.

In fact, I hate politics.  It’s not my thing.  I’m not generally fond of politicians — regardless of their party — and I’m definitely not a fan of the political process.

I’m also not sure how it affects my witness of Jesus Christ to others (and I have a hard enough time with that already).  If I’m a know-it-all spouting stuff about political candidates, it’s sort of hard to let the light of Jesus shine.  In that case, it’s easier to sound like a clanging gong than someone who loves.

It’s also not a good idea to be spouting off a bunch of judgments on political people that you don’t really know.  I’m certainly guilty of that.  It’s difficult, though, because the political process includes all of us and all of us how opinions.  Political candidates are out there for public consumption and when deciding on a candidate to put our support behind or against, we have to make judgments.  And we form those judgments based on what we see and hear from what can be a lot of different sources.

Our purpose as Christians is to love God with all of our hearts, souls, minds and strength and it is to love others as we love ourselves.  We are instructed to put the interest of others ahead of ourselves.  We are instructed to be low and humble and to serve.  But it’s hard to do this — whether in person or on the Internet — and engage in politics.

So now I think it’s good for me to be tired with the political posts.  Maybe I can move on to other stuff and thereby not unnecessarily offend.

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