Saturday, 1 November 2008

USA Election

While dedicated to being apolitical, we do have a place to encourage people to vote. Here in Australia voting is required. In the US, it would be unusual for 40% of the population to vote. Perhaps this election has generated enough interest to encourage more to vote than ever. We've already mailed in our ballots.

One could point to the extraordinary problems of the election process, but it doesn't justify not voting. You need to be in the process to make a difference.

The same is true about our beloved Army. It needs constant correction and realignment. You can be a part of the solution or not.

2 Corinthians 5:14 (MSG)
14 Christ's love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do. Our firm decision is to work from this focused center: One man died for everyone. That puts everyone in the same boat.


JDK said...

Even for an Australian, I find myself drawn to this particular US election. I'd vote if I could!

I'd vote for a number of positions in The Salvation Army given the chance as well. Obviously this is not part of our tradition (with the exception of the General) - do you think it could happen anywhere else?

Regards, JDK

Jim Knaggs said...

You're right that voting is not a part of our tradition. Only in a small number of settings have I seen a vote taken. It hasn't been for roles of persons, rather decisions to be made.

I think we do tend to vote with our support or lack of support on a regular basis.