Let us remember that the Church is the alternative to all the political divisiveness and partisan politics. It is above the fray of mudslinging. Christ gives His Church a distinct role to shine our light and point to Jesus. The Church speaks to earthly powers, not for them. We speak for God. God’s power and God’s Word are the final authority and therefore, are superior to anything or anyone.
Instead, may we remember who we are instead: Christians. We are the bedraggled underdogs of the world in which God has given the Kingdom to. We are ambassadors of a higher ethic, an alternative one. When we stoop down to nationalism and partisan politics, we divide Christ. Scripture is clear on this: dividing the Body is a sin. We can do better. We can dialogue better. We can love one another, even if we disagree. We must. For if we do not, it is my fear, that we will continue to speed toward irrelevancy in an already doubting culture. Even worse, my fear is that we will repeat atrocities of the past.