When passions run high and prejudices ignore realities, current and future damage is almost beyond imagination. (Jesse Deloe, editor, writer)

That is all too evident in a political environment preceding elections. Having strong feelings and opinions is natural, especially when a wide political divide exists prior to recording our choices of candidates. Too often our hopes and dreams are based on poor information and unrealistic dreams. Sober thinking and careful judgment –along with prayer– are essential in such times.

The King’s counsel: “Always think carefully before pronouncing judgment. Remember that you do not judge to please people but to please the Lord.” (2 Chronicles 19:6)