Editor’s Note: this sermon (listen to it on the last page) is helpful to listen to even though the election is over. It includes some great lessons that can help us heal as a nation.
Guest Post by Rev. James Forsyth, pastor of MacLean Presbyterian Church
It’s been easy to be cynical this election cycle. Too easy. In fact, it’s been hard not to be! But now that the election is here, we want to do better – better than cynicism.
Here are six things believers can do to have a disarmingly positive impact this week and beyond:
- Vote your conscience. As a pastor, I don’t tell my congregation who to vote for; God alone is Lord of the conscience. This is a decision we each need to work through with him. Two pieces of helpful guidance: 1.) know your issues, and 2.) prayerfully prioritize them.
What are you concerned about? There’s a long list to choose from. Social issues or fiscal policy? The Supreme Court and other political appointees? Environmental issues, or perhaps international engagement? Which ones are the most important to you?
Know your issues and prayerfully prioritize. Then, engage in the way you think is best for our nation, whether that is voting for a major party, third party, writing-in, or even abstaining.