There are times when I just want to pull the covers over my head and moan, “Wake me after the inauguration.” But we don’t get to do that, not if we want to be good stewards. Remember, a steward is someone who takes care of something important so that it can be handed on to future generations in good condition.
So, we have to pay attention to what the candidates do and say, not just to what other people say they did or said. Then we have to keep our emotions from drowning out our thinking (see Following Mary’s example of calm thoughtfulness for more on this) while we decide who, in our considered opinion, is better equipped to meet the needs of the 21st century. And then, as good stewards, we have to vote and encourage others to vote as well.
What do you want to give to future generations in good condition?
This message is an excerpt from a Women of the ELCA monthly devotion by Audrey Novak Riley. Today, on election day, we remember Martin de Porres, renewer of society, who died in 1639. If you haven’t already, please vote.