I Don't Do Politics

I Don't Do Politics

Why I'm An In-republ-icrat-dent

I don't identify myself with a political side. Okay, so I may have registered as a Republican, but that was because there was a point in time that I thought politics were something you inherited from your family. Over the years I realized that there are points on both sides that I agree with, but I cannot say that I hold to one side more firmly than the other and therefore do my best to stay out of all things political.

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If I'm completely honest, I can't stand politics. I don't trust politicians, I think it's all one big popularity game, and I hate all the bickering about "important issues" that no one really wants to address when push comes to shove. So I avoid politics and political conversations at all costs. I don't comment about it on social media and I've only voted a handful of times. Even writing this blog post was difficult! It just does not register as a high priority in my life compared to other areas.

Polar Opposites

While I may find myself to be a disinterested party walking the line between the two sides, Matthew and Simon were vocal, polar opposites. One was a huge supporter of the government while the other wanted to overthrow it. And yet they managed to put their differences aside to walk on common ground with Jesus.

While I may not hold firm to a side, I know many who do. Knowing that two of Jesus' disciples not only stood on opposite sides but also stood side by side gives me hope that we can do the same. I do not think that politics should overshadow the greater mission we have in Jesus, regardless of who is running for President.

About the Author | Sarah Schaidt
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