If you are a US citizen, what if the presidential candidate you vote for next week loses the election? Is all lost?
Nope. A power over the country much greater than any politician in office governs the land and ensures the advancement of every right idea.
Some voters get worried about the future of their cherished causes if the candidate they choose is not elected. Abortion, immigration reform, health care, tax strategies, and more are hot button issues that evoke heated emotions, at times, by thinkers deeply invested in debates on these topics.
In everyday terms, one doesn’t always get their way. The majority may not agree with his or her point of view. But that doesn’t imply all is lost.
A right idea survives and advances independent of majority endorsement.
All great causes started with a minority opinion. Jesus Christ was a minority. Martin Luther King was a minority. Mandela was a minority. The ideas they stood for were greater than the man that espoused them, and greater than the times they were in.
A right idea survives and thrives over time. It’s inevitable, for God is the power behind it. God’s influence and presence far outlasts and outdoes any politician or officer of the land.
So, if there is a great cause you believe in, and the candidate elected into office does not agree, take heart. A right idea that blesses all mankind is destined to bless all mankind. There is a power behind it greater than the president of the moment. That power will carry the righteous cause forward long after that individual leaves office.
And if the candidate wins who you voted for, well, I guess this discussion is moot!
The problem is, I find that no matter which candidate I vote for, there are perceived positives and negatives with all of them. If only I could pick and choose qualities from each, and blend them all together!
But until the electoral process figures out how to make that happen, I find hope in these words of Mary Baker Eddy about the longevity of the ideas Jesus Christ taught and preached which have waned and wavered in popular acceptance over the centuries…
“In no other one thing seemed Jesus of Nazareth more divine than in his faith in the immortality of his words. He said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away;” and they have not. The winds of time sweep clean the centuries, but they can never bear into oblivion his words. They still live, and tomorrow speak louder than today” Miscellaneous Writings, p. 99.