There were eight of us gathered around the table for a catered dinner at the house of my husband’s boss. The small talk was pleasant and expected. Nothing riveting or even interesting, really.
Then out of nowhere, someone mentioned the wall. Not the dining room wall or the wall in the hallway—the wall along the southern border of the U.S.
Suddenly, the atmosphere shifted. I thought, “Are we really going there at a work gathering?”
Mere mention of that wall caused another wall to spring up across the dining room table. Guests proffered their positions, taking sides. The pros allied themselves as did the cons. Biting words were cloaked with a façade of good-natured intentions.
We live in a hyper-politicized world. We cannot avoid political ads, articles, agendas, commentaries, and conversations. Nor should we. We should be aware and prepared. And we should participate in a way that ultimately glorifies Christ.
That isn’t easy to do. I’ve failed in this area. A lot. I’ve been unfriended over my political exchanges in the past, and I’ve been convicted by the Lord to change.
If you, like me, need some guidelines on how to navigate our politically-charged culture in a Godly way, here are some don’ts and do’s. Let’s look at why you shouldn’t be too involved, and why you should be involved, in politics:
Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright — turned stay-at-home-mother—turned author, speaker and blogger. She is dedicated to helping other women see their worth in a season when they often feel less-than.
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