Stumping for Values

The day after the election,

The day after the election, the Sojourners and Call to Renewal staffs had our regular monthly chapel service. There was a lot of discouragement about the outcome of the election and fears about what a second Bush term would mean for many vulnerable people, even though there had never been great enthusiasm in our building for the rather visionless campaign of Democrat John Kerry.

In my sermon that day, I focused on Psalm 46, which says, "The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts" and ends with these words, "Be still, and know that I am God!" After the sermon we had a period of shared reflection and then prayer together. We aren’t political partisans, and are often critical of both Left and Right, but most of us did not want to see this election outcome. But as I said that day, "As Christians, we never know what God is up to."

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Sojourners Magazine February 2005
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