For the last few days (weeks), the news has concentrated and anticipated the Presidential Candidates’ debate that will happen tonight. I try to avoid expressing my political views but there are some interesting facts and thoughts that center around tonight’s debate.
(I have gleaned some of these thoughts from various news sources)
This debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to be the most-watched political event in American history. One reason is that the race is so close—depending on which poll you count.
But another factor is the vast number of people who are “undecided” as to whom they will vote for or may not vote at all. I heard on the news this morning that many voters will watch this debate tonight so they can decide for whom they want to vote. Nearly 20 percent of voters say they are undecided and what they do on election day will likely determine the winner of the election.
Pollster Frank Luntz explains that these voters are undecided because they know a lot about both candidates but don’t like either one. This makes for a lot of anxiety in our country.
I hope that tonight’s debate will address the issues that are facing America and Americans. We will no doubt hear promises to solve our problems. But no matter what happens in our nation or in our world, the politicians cannot give us a right relationship with our Lord—only Jesus can do that!
Thomas Merton: “We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”
Maybe, spiritually, we are among the “undecideds” and that robs us of our peace with God!