Whatever: Just VOTE

Whatever you do – just vote.

By Caleb Parke

The 2016 election has been a long campaign for all of us — and we’re all tired.

Congratulations, we’ve made it! Yes, we probably have some repenting to do, reconciliation, and just remembering…because this was truly a historic election cycle.

One for the books, and one you and I will tell generations-yet-to-come about.

When we tell them, what will you say?

“I sat on the sidelines” … “I just didn’t care” … “It was too much for me”

No, you won’t because you’re better than that — no matter how divisive it gets.

I once had a Canadian professor lecture my class about the importance of every single vote. I’ll never forget as he went over each election that was decided by one vote, in his thick Canadian accent.

You see, we have a civic duty and a constitutional right as Americans to vote. Let’s not lose the gravity of this moment — one that many Americans marched, protested, and fought for – so you can cast your secret ballot.

Your vote matters, and I’m not going to tell you who to vote for (in case you were hoping for that).

But I will tell you this:

Whatever you do, vote because you can.

Whatever you do, vote because you love your country.

Whatever you do, vote because you want a better future.

Whatever you do, just vote.

And here’s a little something extra for my Christian friends still trying to decide between Clinton and Trump:

Vote, Values, Stance, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Pray without ceasing. Vote. And on Wednesday let’s all breathe a collective sigh of relief.