Elections – in God’s Providence, by David G Bonagura, Jr.

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*Image: Sir Thomas More and his Daughter by John Rogers Herbert, 1844 [The TATE, London] 

By David G Bonagura, Jr., The Catholic Thing, Nov. 8, 2020

David G. Bonagura Jr. teaches at St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York. He is the author of Steadfast in Faith: Catholicism and the Challenges of Secularism (Cluny Media).

David G Bonagura, Jr.Elections have consequences. Hope for, or fear of, certain outcomes motivated us to vote. Now, with the results still being contested, we speculate and fret over how our country, our states, our towns, and our lives will be affected.

Elections matter deeply to us. They matter to God, too – though not in the way we would expect. It is His eternal perspective, and not our finite ones, that we should adopt for processing this, and all, elections.

We know that God cares infinitely about each one of us, down to the hairs on our head. We also know that everything we do, no matter how small, has eternal consequences. “Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me,” says the Lord. Votes and election outcomes have eternal consequences, therefore, because they shape the world into which God has sent us to do His will.  …