(Proverbs 20:22 KJV) Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
I don’t know about you but I don’t like this. When I am wronged, I want justice. I want vengeance. I want them to pay. I want the satisfaction of doing it myself. Is it just me?
The problem is that such sentiments and actions are non-Christian. It is pretty simple. We are to forgive and leave the payback to God. This has been a principle in American politics. It is not always followed but we have this tendency to have an election, get all juiced up about our differences and then pull together after it is over. That is being lost in our current culture. Race baiting and the lust for power are gaining ground. We need to stand against the flow.
So? Did someone vote different from you? Whichever side you are on, let it go and try to build toward a common future. At least in the church we are to focus on what unites us, not what makes us difference. E Pluribus Unum is a Christian concept that has been borrowed by politics. Live it.