Post-election Anxiety? Fear Not, and Remember the Cubs

Deb Koster

Deb Koster
November 9, 2016

If you’re looking for hope in these anxious, post-election days, look to the eschatological parable of the Chicago Cubs.

Jim Hegedus
November 10, 2016

Are the Cubs really "the little guy" with the 5th highest payroll in all of baseball? The "little guy" was the Cleveland Indians with almost half the payroll and nearly taking it all.

Ted Mejan
November 10, 2016

Interesting perspective.

What strikes me though that it appears that no clear positive comments were rendered regarding the president elect. One may not care for him as a person; I get that. But he does stand behind values he espouses, such as protecting the life of the unborn, protecting the christian beliefs which have been under attack by the current administration and a host of other issues that the current administration has trampled on (constitution, personal liberty - such as Obama Care) etc. From a Christian world and life view Mr. Trump is clearly standing on the side of what most Christians in this country value.

November 11, 2016

In Reply to Jim Hegedus (comment #29476)
Jim or should I say Indian's fan this isn't ESPN. It's the one hundred and eight years that Deb is referring to.

November 12, 2016

I like your comment, "until Jesus returns we should be striving for unity."

Whether we are feeling delighted or we are in disbelief, the Gospel still calls us to love God first of all with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. It calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves.

The Gospel does not change with an election; what the Gospel requires of us does not change. (John 13:34). http://www.jasoneroyle.com/

Tod Lundberg
November 12, 2016

Good points, Deb, and thanks for your sensitivity to the "us" factor, both in the Church, and in our country. It's only as we speak of "us", rather than "you people", that we will be persuasive. "Weep with those who weep" can stretch us when they don't agree with us in the first place, but it's a necessary component of Gospel compassion.

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