Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I have studiously avoided election day blather today. I honestly care greatly, but don't feel the need to exercise (self-righteous) outrage, or partisan glee. Both seem sadly out of place. Tonight our church body met for communion, for reconciliation, remembering that our first loyalty is to Jesus who died to save us. I am reminded of a line in "A Man for All Seasons". It was as Thomas More was led to execution: "I am commanded by the king to be brief, and since I am the king's obedient subject, brief I will be. I die His Majesty's good servant, but God's first." That indeed should be our position "... but God's first"