Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Election, me & 1 Corinthians 13

Love is patient.
I wish this political season would hurry up and be done.
Love is kind.
Your candidate is a buffoon, a liar, a cheat, a clown…
Love does not envy.
Maybe I should move to Canada.
Love does not boast.
How can you not see that I am right in this debate?  I am so right!
Love is not proud.
If I were in charge things would be different.
Love does not dishonor others.
All is fair in love and politics! Mud-slinging is just a part of the game!
Love is not self-seeking.
Listen, if I don’t take care of myself, my interests who will?
Love is not easily angered.
Love keeps no record of wrongs.
Hurt me once shame on you. Hurt me twice…
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
Is it “rejoicing in evil” if someone slanders a political candidate that I don’t like?
Love always protects.
Unless I’m ignoring you and your words (for good reason, of course).
Love always trusts.
You have to earn my trust.
Love always hopes.
We are a mess and we always will be.
Love always perseveres.
Always? Sometimes it dies or gets lost or drifts away or I just move on.
Love never fails.
But the Democrats fail and so do the Republicans and so do the….

Dear God, in this political season, help us love as you love. Let us be guided by 1 Corinthians 13 in all we say and do. Help us not fall prey to the angst of the season instead empower us to put our trust and hope and faith in you! Throughout this election season may we keep praying the prayer you taught us to pray, “May your kingdom come, may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”