10 weeks until elections. As UU's I believe we are called...
- to talk about something else at church. Why?
We are not the religious arm of the Democratic Party.
We sure do look like it far too often.
The elections are the focus of the media from now until November.
Someone needs to offer the media-weary sanctuary. And there are plenty of places for in-depth political discourse elsewhere.
I greatly enjoy that church-state separation concept.
Now is a really good time to volunteer.
With so many civic-minded souls volunteering on the election, someone has to work the food pantry, drive the meals-on-wheels, donate the blood, and read to the kids.
We say we are open-minded, compassionate, and diverse.
Our political bumper stickers in the church parking lot say something else.
While the rest of the country argues, while the negative ads blare on, while the pundits fume, while the fingers point, while the nerves fray...
Let us instead be who we say we are.