Quenching the volcanoes of partisanship

First appeared as a Web original on August 29, 2012

With the presidential elections ramping up in the United States, and other important elections worldwide, most of us are aware of the incessant political attack ads on TV and in other media. These can have a corrosive effect not only on the political process but on individual lives and society as a whole.

While it may seem necessary to pick sides, what I’ve found I most need is the desire to express righteousness—not self-righteousness but the divine nature that includes humility, wisdom, judgment, even forgiveness. That makes it easier for me to pick God’s side—to put aside my personal feelings and seek His guidance. 

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