Is anyone besides me sick of the campaign? I’d love it if the election were today, and we could be delivered from the next six weeks of endless ads and robo-calls.
Actually it’s a bit ironic that we find campaigns so distasteful, since we all learned as wee tykes how to campaign for approval and affection ourselves. Even more ironic is the similarity of the presidential campaign tactics to our own. We, too, know how to shade meanings and veil our true sentiments. We, too, have a poll-tested image that we seek to project. We, too, validate ourselves by casting others critically in comparison. And most ironically, if we, too, had millions of dollars to spend on our own campaigns, they would likely match those that disgust us now.
It makes me all the more grateful that the gospel election works just the opposite. There is only One whose vote counts. He knows exactly what we’re like. And still, he has chosen us.
Then why am I still campaigning? Lord have mercy!