I know most of the people who read my blog did not vote for Barack Obama. Which is 100% okay. Most of my circle of friends are fiery red dots whom I love dearly. The great thing is we can agree to disagree and still be friends.
However, some people I've encountered (on both sides of the ticket) have been nothing but hateful and disrepectful for over a year now. I am sad to say, the majority of those encounters have been with Christians. Is it not exhausting to be so ornery?
Our lives do not rest in the hands of politicians. Yes, they are affected by them - but it does not have to determine the joy in my life. (I am preaching to myself here...) It really doesn't matter how we voted. We are here. In the great wisdom of Mary Englebreit "Let's bloom where we've been planted."
If she's not your cup of tea - let's look to the B-i-b-l-e.
"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior..." I Timothy 2:1-3
“Love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God. Show respect for the king” 1 Peter 2:17
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Romans 13:1
We can still agree to disagree. As long as we honor God while we do it.
Sidebar: I wonder what Michelle Obama will wear at the ball. Yes, I care.