Tuesday, again. And off to Bible study which is always a great way to start the week….ok, one day short but you get the idea. Its been a whole week since election day. I was thinking about last week’s elections…..and, then, how the craziness has already started. Newly elected representatives all declaring they know exactly what “the people” want; but the only ideas I ever really hear these polictians support are very vague thoughts that are basically “anything opposite of what he supports”!
Around our town, there has often been a favorite saying among our avid football fans. “I cheer for the Redskins and any team playing Dallas!” I don’t really know why we cling to this tradition of rivalry with the Cowboys and I don’t suppose any of those die-hard fans do either but it is what it is. And that type of cheering is fun – and funny! – with football, but the leaders of our country have to have more of an agenda than simply “against whatever the other party stands for.” The constant finger pointing, name calling and incessant effort to only undue what has been done (without a solution to replace it) is not fun, funny or even effective.
And that is my soapbox for today:) Let’s be diligent to pray for our leaders…the newly elected ones and all the others in office as well. One side note – one candidate here locally that I was so hoping to see get elected…lost. By five hundred votes. Hundreds of thousands of votes and he loses by five hundred. That is like training for months to run the Marine Corps Marathon, running your heart out…and losing by 22 seconds. Ugh. That hurts.