There is much about America's political mood I like. Personally I think for one side of the aisle to blame the other for causing all wrong is well....wrong. A Democrat-led congress and a Republican president swat at one another and butt up against each other as if each is America's public enemy. But I think we get to live in one of the richest moments of national history.
Like finances or faith it would most likely benefit us to view the political realm with a bit more information than emotion. Emotion is necessary else we be dull and zombilistic perhaps. Yet to be able to make decisions based on additional information is always a plus.
I liked Rick Warren's Civil Forum. It let us meet the candidates without rebuttal and rebuttal of rebuttals. Obama and McCain were given room to flex there positions as they weighed in on key components of social structure and need. Obama seemed to circle the wagons as he conscientiously weighed various possibilities. McCain, on the other hand, led out with more abbreviated responses. I sense both to be men of intelligence and compassion.
I know that politics is a hot and ultra sensitive topic. I find it to be in the dangerously threatened zone as that of what we live for....faith. Faith would be more accepted if more of the populace would take the time to consider God's information rather than running with the snow-balling community emotion of pessimism toward the topic. Therefore, I urge you to love this precious experience of choosing the next President. Men and women over several wars never got to come home to tell their mothers or spouses good-bye one last time. Rather they died that we could enjoy this mighty freedom.
Now that, my friend, does call for some emotion! Wake up to the wonder of our political race. It is a privilege not to be taken for granted. And faith belongs in the center of it.