Vastly more important than the whole matter of who gets to be Vice President is the matter of whether we choose to be disciples of Jesus Christ, putting his gospel first, or… well, putting anything else first (it matters not what).
A couple of days ago, I linked a fascinating discussion/review Tom Kreitzberg is hosting as he reads through Sherry Weddell’s extremely important book Forming Intentional Disciples. I also mentioned in passing Tom’s Disputations Challenge, designed to point out that a vote is statistically insignificant (though, as I point out elsewhere it *is* hugely significant in how it impacts the voter). Guess which blog entry drew tons of traffic and which didn’t? Yep. Everybody is het up about politics. Discipleship, not so much.
As Tom says, “Catholics who manifest their Catholic identity more by talking about Obama than by talking about Jesus aren’t doing a very good job of manifesting Catholic identity.
More starkly: If Catholics would rather talk about math than discipleship, we’re in trouble.”
What is going to matter more and more in the coming years is not who the Prez is, but who we are as Catholics. To that end, I urge you to pay attention to Sherry’s book, which Tom continues to discuss right here.