Posted by: AJ the Irish Lass | October 22, 2018

A Vote That Matters – A Sermon On Mark 10:35-45

I don’t share very much politically-oriented content here, but this is a post a friend recommended that I think offers some good food for thought. 🙂

Interrupting the Silence

Proper 24B – Mark 10:35-45

Sermon, Proper 24B, Mark 10:35-45, Politics, Voting, Prayer of St. Francis, Elections Icon of the Pantocrator, St. Catherine’s Monastery, 6th century: Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

We are sixteen days from the midterm elections and one day from the start of early voting. Ads are running, rhetoric is raging, and lines are being drawn. And here’s what I wonder. What if Jesus’ name was on the ballot? Would you and I vote for him? 

I want to believe we would. I hope we would. But let’s not forget, this is the candidate who says that we should love God with all our heart, with all our soul, with all our strength, and with all our mind. This is the candidate who says we should love our neighbor as ourselves. This is the candidate who says we should love our enemies. This is the candidate who says we should do good even to those who do not do…

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