The Election

Donald Trump was just elected President of the United States.

I am unable to comprehend this result. When I first heard this, I was at a complete loss for words. Personally, I am not a fan of Donald Trump. He is overwhelmingly vulgar and extremely insensitive. The comments he made during the election left me speechless.

For the Trump supporters still reading: 1. Thank you for having an open mind. 2. I am not here to completely bash Trump. I am not here to fully support Clinton. I am here to advocate for love.

Hate won this election.

Let’s face it. Donald Trump was able to manipulate the media into advertising for him at a value equivalent to approximately 3 billion dollars. How did he do this? His words. Every other week, there was a new claim, insulting an entire population of people.

Trump based his campaign on hating non-traditional things and Clinton based her campaign on hating Trump. Either result would’ve resulted in chaos. And all we can do is blame each other. And that’s all we’re doing.

Liberals are calling all Trump-supporters thoughtless racists. Conservatives are calling Clinton-supporters hypocrites.

I am a huge believer that good exists in everyone. This election proved that it is very hard to find good in some. People often throw around the words, “This world is so broken,” or “The people in this country are broken.” I have to disagree. I do not believe that anyone is broken. Rather, We are lost. This election pushed us into a mindset of hatred and lying and deceit. I am here for a simple reminder that love defeats all. It is hard for me to watch other Christians force our ideas upon other people. I am ashamed to associate myself with those who hate on the people of this world, God’s creation, and continue to call themselves “followers of Christ.” Christians continue to shame people for their sins. As I’ve heard many times at Young Life, God has a “bird’s eye view” of sin. The stack of sins you find much less convicting than your neighbors is equal in the eyes of God. We must notice that comparing ourselves to each other only encourages hate.

As C.S. Lewis once said “Comparison is the thief of joy.”

It is crucial, especially as Christians, that we love on others! Jesus wants us to love his people! Please continue to be kind and love others like you love Jesus!!!

Hate won this election. But love conquers all.

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