Whether we are feeling delighted or we are in disbelief, the Gospel still calls us to love God first with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. It calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves. In the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37), where the hero is the racial, religious minority, Jesus reminds us that our neighbor is the one next door or around the world, who shows mercy. Jesus calls us to show mercy and to receive mercy. Jesus calls us to "love one another." (John 13:34)
The Gospel does not change with an election; what the Gospel requires of us does not change. No matter who is the President of the
, we are charged with loving God and
loving neighbor. We are called to be loyal to the reign of God. United
Our job as followers of Jesus Christ is still the same as it was yesterday, as it will be tomorrow - to proclaim by what we say and what we do that God is a God of love, and we are people of love - for all God's children.
Our call is to work together for the common good, to welcome all people of all races, ages, gender identities, abilities, religions, and yes, politics, and to find ways to work together and to extend to each other (across the whole human family) the abundance of a loving, forgiving, merciful God.
No matter who won the election we are still a community of faith, no matter what political affiliations we have, that will pray together each week, "Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven." And we will join our hands and hearts to make it so.
Washington D.C. photo by J. Royle