Lots of people are tired of politics and politicians, but the Bible urges us political involvement: to pray for those in authority, to pay taxes, to submit to those in power (except where they ask us to do things against God's will) etc. Voting is surely one of our opportunities to be salt and light in our community. And to vote not just how we've always voted - but to vote thoughtfully and prayerfully.
The Archbishops have written a letter encouraging Christians to vote and giving their assessment of some of the key issues to consider. And here's a thoughtful article called 'How would Jesus vote?'
And do take the opportunity to hear our local candidates at St James Road Methodist Church on Wednesday 24th May, 8pm.
Whoever forms the next government, let's pray for God's kingdom to come.
Dan and co.
Dan is vicar of St James' by the Park. Some blog posts are by him; others are by members of the congregation - with one or two guest posts thrown in for good measure!