When I wrote yesterday that the future of America would depend on how people lose, I was not thinking that might have to apply to me! I just assumed the loser was going to be the other guy. Surprise!
So now I get to apply it to myself.
It’s uncanny how politics so quickly can get us traveling on the low road. The high road seems like we are letting the other guy get away with something, but that’s only if we are making ourselves the judge. Allowing God to be the judge and jury is what allows us to take that little connector from the low road up to the high road. And on the day after an election, when the temptation is so great to travel that low road and let everybody we don’t agree with know just what we think about them, that is when we need to be moving on up to that high road most of all.
So to help us all do that, here is an excellent piece my daughter found and forwarded on to our family. It was written before the election, but is perhaps even more relevant now.
Long after this election is over … half of us will be able to claim we “won.” The other half will have four years to say, “That’s why I didn’t vote for ____.” Just remember we live in a different America than they do. We have to live, work and eat with each other in OUR America. We don’t get to hop on a private jet and fly away from our community’s problems. We are what makes this country what it is, not the President. He/she will not stop crime in our neighborhoods, he won’t stop people from stealing your identity, and she will not stop anyone from shooting up our local nightclubs. Hillary will not come teach your child right from wrong, but you can. Trump will not come to your home and teach her math, but you can. We as a united people with sound morals, values and ethics can make this country whatever we want. Vote for whomever you want, but remember we are the ones that shape our communities, not them. – seekthetruth Instagram