It is an election year in the United States. I find that this is a time where my discipleship is challenged greatly. It is hard to be lead by the Spirit now while waiting upon Christ to ultimately redeem the world when there are politicians claiming the ability to do that very thing. It is hard to find one’s identity in the church when sometimes the views of some of my brothers and sisters are political opposites and I think that they are wrong in their views, at times dangerously so. But Christ is remembered as advocating our love for one another, not our loyalty to this or that political platform.
It is too easy to participate in the political atmosphere to the point where we disdain our siblings in Christ because of their views. I struggle with it. So I am thrilled to see the Election Day Communion movement arise and I anticipate participating in it. If you’d like to participate there is a list of participating churches here. If there is not a church near you, ask your church about being involved.
On November 6th, 2012:
“Some of us will choose to vote for Barack Obama.
Some of us will choose to vote for Mitt Romney.
Some of us will choose to vote for another candidate.
Some of us will choose not to vote.
“During the day of November 6, 2012, we will make different choices for different reasons, hoping for different results.
“But that evening while our nation turns its attention to the outcome of the presidential election, let’s again choose differently. But this time, let’s do it together.”