Citizenship responsibility

Pastor's Point

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is week, and for many today, is turning into a fascinating experience. 

Some will have risen very early in the morning to witness live the wedding of William and Kate. A few truly ardent fans of British royalty will have traveled from Vancouver Island to be in London for this most auspicious of events. We wish the new couple well and every blessing.

This is also the last week of the federal election campaign.  

Political watchers have waited patiently for something dramatic to happen. People have their favourite parties and candidates. On Monday the populace from across Canada will be watching with interest and anticipation to see who forms the government and what the seat distribution will look like.

I wouldn’t want to tell people who to vote for but it is good to vote for someone. We are fortunate to live where we do, where people have the right to cast their ballot without fear of harm or fraud.  

As we have seen recently, there are many countries in the world that don’t offer this freedom.

I like what someone has said, “If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain afterwards.” 

We are rather a country that considers complaining about our politicians a national pastime.

God has put authority in place, whether kings, dictators, or elected, to rule the land. Pity the nation that is in chaos with no one to exert dominance and order. Anarchy does no one any good and brings much harm to the weak and vulnerable, as well as the strong and able.

We complain about our rulers and leaders but when the day is done our responsibility is to exercise good citizenship with obedience and submission.  

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.”

— Pastor Allan Walker is at the Qualicum Beach Baptist Church

 

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