So this week I watched a movie entitled America: Imagine The World Without Her. It really got me thinking about the next Presidential election. I was taught that when you turn 18 it is your responsibility and duty to register to vote and to actually vote. So since I was 18 I have always voted for the President. However, the one I voted for has never ever been elected. Does that mean I should stop voting? Sure, I have thought that. I have thought, why bother if the one I want is never going to win?
Well let’s take it over to the Catholic Church for a minute. We do not get to pick who will be the next Pope but if we could I was voting for someone else this last time around. I was bummed that the person I wanted wasn’t picked. Yet, I think Pope Francis is just what the world needs right now. While I may not have been able to have a say in who became the next Pope I did pray for the Church.
In recent years I have seen so many turning away from the Catholic Church. Heck, I even thought about it. Yet, I have learned that God wants us to pray, not turn our backs on each other. So I prayed for the Church and prayed and prayed. Were my prayers answered? I think so. I believe Pope Francis was an answer to so many people’s prayers. As I have said he is a role model for all of us, Catholics and not.
So do I see our Government not what I had hoped it would be? Yes, but does that mean I will turn my back on my country? No. I will pray and hope that the good people out there step up and offer to run our country. Even if we are not too hopeful for our next presidential election, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t vote or care. I thought about saying we need to educate ourselves on the candidates but honestly I am not sure that is the answer. They tell us what we want to hear in order to get our votes.
So my wish is that we all start adding our country and the government to our prayers. That we pray the right candidate will step forward and that they win. I hope that everyone over 18 will make sure they are registered to vote. That when each of us goes in to cast our vote we pick the one that will be best for our country. We can make a difference.
Here is a link with information on getting registered to vote
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