In case you don’t visit the comments section of the blog, I want to make more public a comment Al made in the WWJVF post. He said, and I quote, “Be wise. Look to the word and then pick between two or eight sinners.”
The reason this is particularly helpful is that we’re not left to choose between the lesser of two evils. We’re choosing between sinners with different ideas. To say we are choosing between the lesser of two evils is to make a false distinction, namely, that there are unevil people who are not available, so we pick between the evil ones…leaving us, obviously, with evil.
This puts us squarely back into the arena where we wrestle and work and do our best to do our duty to God and our country (I remember that from Cub Scouts…I’m getting dizzy). This is where we belong. So we pick the best candidate available, knowing full well that he or she (that was for you, Al) is a sinner. And we do our job of submitting to and praying for them because they need it!
Suddenly, I’m a little more hopeful than I was in my Uneasy Conscience days.