Thought for the week

The Oban Times - - Births, Marriages & Deaths - James Beaton Oban Free Church

So, are you gripped with elec­tion fever? Can’t wait for the next lead­ers’ de­bate? De­vour­ing ev­ery word of the party man­i­festos? Or more likely, you are ask­ing, what on earth is go­ing on?

How many more elec­tions/ref­er­enda can we take? Maybe Jeremy Cor­byn will be our next prime min­is­ter. Af­ter all we voted to leave the EU, Amer­ica elected Don­ald Trump. Who knows?

On June 8, mil­lions of vot­ers will be mak­ing their choice. Whether we will vote with the con­vic­tion of the party faith­ful or the weary res­ig­na­tion of some­thing we ought to do, surely we all recog­nise that the au­thor­i­ties at ev­ery level have an ex­tremely dif­fi­cult task.

We are of­ten crit­i­cal of our elected rep­re­sen­ta­tives, sadly some­times with good rea­son. But I be­lieve there is some­thing more pos­i­tive we can do.

That is to fol­low the ad­vice one early Chris­tian leader Paul gave to his younger col­league Ti­mothy and pray for all those in author­ity.

It surely can’t do any harm!

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