At this point, there is little we can do in the form of discussion. If you inform a believer of their error, they will double down and tell you (as they tell me):
- “I couldn’t vote for Hillary”
- “He won’t do the bad things.”
- “He’s amazing, all the things you tell me are lies from the liberal media.”
The above points are simply smoke screens. You see, it was never about “voting the right way,” it was about being true to one’s own beliefs – which may mean abstaining from a vote. Or voting a write-in.
At this point, we can’t argue out the failure of logic. All we can do is pray for them, in our own ways. If brought up we can remind them of their faith. We can leave messages like this one, for when they are ready to return to their spiritual calling. We can pray for Donald Trump as well. I know for some that’s pushing it… but if we believe that God is within all of us, God is in Donald Trump, as well as me… as well as you, as well as Hillary… everyone is touched by God.
I don’t hate Trump. I don’t want to hate anyone. It is the actions of his supporters that frustrate me the most and they deserve our compassion as well. People are not seeing clearly. We must see them in love and believe that there is a purpose here that is working itself out.
As Paul Selig would say, “I am Word, through the ones before me. Word I am Word.” May we visualize and discover the love of God through all we encounter (especially the difficult ones.)