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Be Gracious in Victory or Defeat

November 3, 2020


Leadership Notes


I am writing this on Tuesday afternoon, November 3, 2020. No election results yet. Could be a couple of days. Some of us remember the hanging chads {and I'm not talking about a morbid boy band!}. As I sit here, neither Biden nor Trump is president. This moment has Schrodinger's cat written all over it.


How are you going to feel if your candidate loses? Most importantly, what is your attitude going to be if your candidate wins? Whoever wins, be careful about that you say or post online. Remember, half of your family, friends, community, or church voted for the other guy. Be gracious in victory or defeat.


My favorite Christian satire site {yes, Christians can be funny; it's in the Bible; look it up} ran this headline:


We Must Stop One Old, Incoherent, Corrupt White Man By Electing The Other Old, Incoherent, Corrupt White Man.


I hope that doesn't sound too cynical.


Here are some more elevated thoughts to carry us through what will probably be an interesting week.

You aren't welcomed before God because of intellect, skin, riches, poverty, titles, politics, background, family, notoriety, works, ritual, creed, beauty or class.