I was captured by James K.A. Smith's idea that we are not so much what we believe as what we love. The heart not the mind is a key for all spiritual and social behaviour. Christians have put a great emphasis on the mind (not wrongly) but if the heart is the real driver and is captured by different things then the mind may be well thought through to no avail!
When we all vote, and it is America's turn today then I fear that our beliefs give way to what our own selfish desires, comforts and securities. I pray that belief and love would line up today...
Like the lady in the harbour
Vote for her torch of light
For that brave New Colossus
All the huddled masses in flight
For all the tired and weary
In the darkest part of night
For all that Jesus called blessed
I pray that you do what's right.
Don’t vote for what you love
But for what you say you believe
Don’t vote for you yourself alone
But for every soul longing to breathe.