Tuesday, November 04, 2008

November 4, 2008 - VOTE!

The long-awaited Election Day is upon us. Time for us all (or, at least, all of us citizens of the U.S. of A.) to get out there and stand up for what we believe in.

I like what Jim Wallis wrote yesterday on his “God’s Politics” blog, under the headline, “My Prayer for Election Day.” Here’s an excerpt:

“We pray most of all against a spirit of fear. The Scriptures say that ‘God has not given us a spirit of fear but a spirit of love, a spirit of power and a strong mind.’ Help us to remember the words of our Lord Jesus, who reminds us that love casts our fear and to be not afraid. If the Scriptures say, ‘Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall fear no evil,’ certainly we can make it through election day. No matter how we vote, let us vote more for the visions, ideas, and candidates that best represent our best values; rather than voting against candidates simply because of the negative and often manipulative things that others have said about them....

Today we also pray for those who will vote differently than we do, for their own reasons also deeply rooted in faith. And we pray, despite the outcome of the election tomorrow, that we will find the ways to build bridges and work together for the common good of the country we all dwell in. And may our votes tomorrow be guided less by a fear of our neighbor and more by a hope for the future.”


Now get out there and pull that lever, check that box, touch that touchscreen or do whatever else your local election board requires.


Wendy S. Harpham, MD said...

Thank you for this post. I found McCain's concession speech moving, too. Amen to both.

Anonymous said...

Viva Obama!!!


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