It’s no question that this Presidential campaign season has been a rough one. Tensions are high, anxiety is rising, and it’s been hard to watch everything unfold. I’ve been uneasy as I’ve felt the nation’s frustration and fear grow..but more than that, my heart has been heavy as I’ve seen division and bigotry within the Church. The body of Christ. Children of God. Hands and feet of Jesus.
I’ve seen brothers and sisters in Christ get into heated and less-than-gracious arguments with each other via Facebook in the form of fiery comments and politically-loaded posts and shares. I’ve seen name calling and insults replace words good for building up (Ephesians 4:29), and condescension and condemnation instead of speaking the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). And honestly, my silence is no better.
I’m glad that Christians are engaged in politics. I’m glad that Christians care about this nation and who leads it. But I fear that our focus is blurry and our agenda is skewed. I fear that the enemy will use this election to break down our witness by creating a rift between us, by distracting us, by puffing us up with pride and compromising unity in the body of Christ for being “right”. Continue reading “Unity in the Body of…Politics?”