Before you head to the voting booth, I encourage us all to consider this prudent counsel from the Journal of the late Rev. John Wesley circa 10-6-1774:
“I met those of our society who had votes in the ensuing election, and advised them:
1) To vote, without fee or reward, for the person they judged most worthy.
2) To speak no evil of the person they voted against.
3) To take care their spirits were not sharpened against those that voted on the other side.”
As we enter into another heated election, let’s all practice what we’ve learned from James 1:19-20:
“You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.”
As you prayerfully prepare to vote, may God’s wisdom and mercy planted within your hearts this season bear good fruit in your conversations and actions during and after this election cycle.
Christ transforms our lives so our community can thrive. Pastor Zack