Politics have polarized our nation. Whether you are left leaning or right leaning, a “yellow-dog democrat,” or a member of the Tea Party one thing we can all recognize is that politics have polarized our nation. Neighbor has been pitted against neighbor.
Regardless of political affiliation, in this type of culture, it is easy for politicians to lose sight of the bigger picture and only respond to those who are the most vocal, those from whom she can benefit, or those who can provide him with financial support. Our children need a leader who will “defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor.” We need to remind our leaders to respond to those from whom they can get little immediate financial benefit, but those who need their attention most.
God of the Oppressed, give our leaders your justice, and your righteousness. Guide them to defend the cause of those who have the quietest voice. Deliver those who speak on their behalf. Show us all the ways of your justice. Amen.
Rev. Laura Phillips
First Christian Church
Baton Rouge, Louisiana