When a congressional intern prayed about partisan hatred

During the summers after my sophomore and junior years in college, I worked as an intern with the United States House of Representatives in Washington, DC. Being in the thick of all the political action was an exhilarating experience for me, but also very challenging. 

One of the most common responsibilities for congressional interns is answering phone calls from constituents. It takes a lot of patience. It’s not unusual for the person on the other end of the line to yell and curse about the latest breaking news. People aren’t typically in a good mood when they’re calling their congressional representatives.

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