Can I live up to this?
I’m writing to let you know that I will not attack you personally if you run for office. I will not make disparaging remarks about you or your family. I will not call you names. I will not put bumper stickers on my car that insult you. I will not attack your supporters and label them as one thing or another. And even if you attack an opposing candidate personally because he disagrees with your stance on a particular issue, I will not do the same. Even if you disparage, stereotype, or categorize me because I vote for your opponent, I will not trade you insult for insult. Instead, I will choose to bless and pray for you and your family. I will choose peace, encouragement, and building up instead of war, insult, and tearing down. I will extend grace, love, and mercy. I know that you are someone who matters to God and for whom Christ died on the cross. In this regard, you are just like me. God seeks after your heart just as he does mine. These are just some things I needed you to know.
Via Scot McKnight; originally appeared at Kellye Fabian.
Gosh, it’s uncanny. I just wrote the same letter to Tony Abbott (Leader of Opposition in Aussie politics for those who don’t know him).
I eagerly await his reply.