Originally written after the 2016 election. Still true today.
I woke up to realize I wasn’t dreaming. My friends are still polarized. I’m stuck in the middle with you. I still love you all even though I don’t like what I’m seeing.
I knew the level of hatred would rise no matter if the red or blue side won this ugly battle. Call me Switzerland. Call me foolish. Call me ‘undecided’. Call me what you want– I voted off the ticket because I wanted all of THIS to stop. I voted with my conscious and my heart because I’ve been living in this gray land for several years now– I see friends on both sides hurting. I didn’t want either candidate to win and hoped for an adult do-over of some sort.
My true leader doesn’t hold an office. He holds my heart. All of THIS will one day pass away whether you chose to believe it or not. The only thing that lasts is our soul. Chose love or chose hate to fill your heart and soul.
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; I t does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends.
As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
So if you are a Christian or a humanitarian, be an example of the peace you hoped would come from this ugly race for power. No matter who holds the office, you control your heart and mind. Please be kind.
Love one another.
I love you. All of you.