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Do "They" Know Who You Are Voting For?

Not really a fair question and I will admit it is something of click bait...I hope the title was enough to pique your interest.

The question do "they" know who you are voting for really depends on who "they" are. In this case, the "they" are your neighbors.

Some people go all out during election season with bumper stickers, yard signs, window clings and even were hats and shirts promoting their candidate. Not too hard to figure out who they are voting for.

Others don't tell anyone anything about how they will vote. To each his own I suppose.

The they I am referring to are your neighbors. There is nothing inherently wrong with your neighbors knowing how you will vote. But should they know more? I think they should.

I love this story from Cedar Park, Texas. Two neighbors were clearly voting for different candidates for president, but they insisted on not allowing it to compromise their relationship.

Here is the point of the article.

"The women happen to be very close friends. The pair became instant friends when Hancock moved into the house next door to Litton six years ago. My husband and I have a special needs child, Litton told CNN. During difficult times, Tasha was always there for us. She would decorate our garage with signs and leave things in the fridge for when we returned from the hospital. And I did similar things for her when she needed it. Because they had become good friends before they learned about each other's political leanings, they said they were able to easily accept it"

You can read the whole story here.

I don't know your neighbors (maybe you don't either?). But I do know you have a unique opportunity to be a representative of Jesus to your neighbor. Whether "they" know who you are voting for or not....make sure they know who you are following and why.

Loving your neighbor has never been more critical. My street has both Bidden and Trump signs in different yards. But every house has a neighbor living there and I am commanded to love my neighbors.

The current president, Donald Trump, is considered number 45. He is the 45th president in the 244 year history of America. Whether it is this year, or in four more years a different person will serve as president. Changing presidents is part of our government.

In the last five years congress has passed an average of 213 new laws each year. Most of us don't know anything about any of those laws.

Elections, presidents and laws matter but in one sense they are all temporary. New laws will be passed in the future, new leaders will serve and elections will continue to happen.

What won't change is the simple but persistent call to love my matter who they vote for!

My neighbors need to know I love them more than they need to know how I am voting.

If my neighbors follow Jesus, they need to know they have a place to belong with me, just like family. I want to make sure they feel honored around me, that I put them first. Again regardless of who votes for who.

If they are not followers of Jesus, they need to know me for being kind and treating them like a friend. Someone who works to bring peace, not division, fighting and arguing.

Do 'they" know who you are voting for...maybe the better question is do "they" know you are For Them?

Happy Election Season!

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