Public love

At an otherwise innocent potluck during the primaries, a beloved former parishioner turned to me and asked, out of the blue, “So whom should we vote for?”

Her look was both mischievous and serious. She didn’t know what to do politically on Election Day, and perhaps she didn’t really want her former pastor to tell her. She was mostly just signaling her uncertainty about how her faith should affect her politics, and perhaps a certain dissatisfaction with the options on offer.


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