Sep 16, 2012  •  In Christianity, Personal

Dear Politician

From the blog of Kellye Fabian:

Dear Politician:

I’m writing to let you know that I will not attack you personally if you run for office.  I will not make disparaging remarks about you or your family.  I will not call you names.  I will not put bumper stickers on my car that insult you.  I will not attack your supporters and label them as one thing or another.  And even if you attack an opposing candidate personally because he disagrees with your stance on a particular issue, I will not do the same.  Even if you disparage, stereotype, or categorize me because I vote for your opponent, I will not trade you insult for insult.  Instead, I will choose to bless and pray for you and your family.  I will choose peace, encouragement, and building up instead of war, insult, and tearing down.  I will extend grace, love, and mercy.  I know that you are someone who matters to God and for whom Christ died on the cross.  In this regard, you are just like me.  God seeks after your heart just as he does mine.  These are just some things I needed you to know.

As someone who does not identify herself as a Democrat nor Republican, and looks forward to each election season with trepidation for the amount of vitriol overflowing every major media outlet (as well as social networks)…

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

One Response to “Dear Politician”

  1. MrsW:

    AMEN times a million! Thank you for this. I used to be wholeheartedly on one side of the aisle (and made nasty jokes about the president that I hated), but this election year I am so disenchanted with both sides and more convinced than ever than the only person who has the power to save America is Jesus Christ.

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