Diary

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Christians are citizens of two countries—heaven and whatever citizenship the world recognizes. Anyone with two citizenships has mixed allegiances. From time to time, one will have greater influence than the other. For me, as well as many others, our allegiance to America and American ideals have taken too great of a priority over heaven. This can be shown by our attachment to the political process. We have often acted and believed that the way to fix our society is through electing the correct candidates.

This year we have seen the political process completely fail us. On one side of the political aisle, we are nominating someone who, by carelessness or worse, is a traitor to the country and supports the continued slaughter of millions of unborn innocent lives. On the other side, we are nominating a self-important, xenophobic, misogynist, racist, bully. Yet our problem is not so much that our candidates are so bad, but that we, as a people, have chosen these candidates. What moral people would make these choices?

The obvious answer is that we are not a moral people. And that brings to mind John Adams’ quote: “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” And so we must address the real problem that this election season has brought—our souls. It seems that as is so often the case, we are left with no further option than to turn to our moral compass rather than to rely on our political system.

If you would save America from itself, it is time for us to return to seeking God’s face. It is time to draw close to God and draw others to Him, too.

Personally, I will not be voting for the President this fall. I cannot bring myself to cast my vote with the two candidates and I find no need to vote for someone just so I can say that I voted for the office. Rather, I will be praying for a closer relationship with God and for Him to have mercy on our nation.