October 24, 2020

Published October 24, 2020 by St Matthews Lutheran Church in Daily Message

People have told me that how they vote is entirely their own business. I get that, but don’t be surprised if another voice whispers reminders of his advice, as Lord of heaven and earth, to disciples like me and you:

Blessed are the poor (Luke 6:20).

Love your enemies (Matthew 5:44).

You cannot serve God and wealth (Matthew 6:24).

I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matthew 25:35).

Contrary to popular belief, Christians do not enter a voting booth alone.

Excerpted from Jesus and the election: Grounded in grace;  Living Lutheran, November 2020; Frank G. Honeycutt October 23, 2020; Frank Honeycutt is a writer and ELCA pastor living in Walhalla, S.C. He’s working on a new book on baptism with Fortress Press.