Perspective and Appeal

I’ve been thinking about how to word this all morning. The election was pretty much a 50/50 split between Trump and Hillary. Hillary won the popular vote, Trump won the electoral vote.

To my friends who supported Trump. More than half the country disagrees with you. This other half believes Trump to be (and with some merit) a racist, womanizer, white supremest, and a potential dictator. Obviously Clinton has her own set of unethical baggage. We’re all immoral to some degree yes, but try to look over that for a second.

I’m not saying ALL comments about Trump or Hillary are true, but I try to see other perspectives to make a clear judgement. There are a lot of hurting minorities, and I’ll never fully understand because I’m a middle class white male who grew up in the south in a Christian home (I'm grateful for my loving family). However, I’ve never been or will be in these peoples shoes. There are abused women who immediately relate Trump to their oppressor, immigrants who are afraid for their families and so on.

I appeal to Christians to be mature and show compassion. Bridge the gap by making a difference and being the change. Try not to affiliate yourself so much to a party that you lose your identity as a child of God and your witness to the world. There is more at stake here than repealing Obamacare or selecting the next SCOTUS seat. There are literally millions of people terrified at this moment about our decision as a nation. It would be a disservice to brush them off by referring to them as idiots, blind, and overly dramatic.


“No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”

1 John 4:12

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”

1 John 4:38

With ❤️ Andrew