A politics of love PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 May 2016 14:05


By Rodolfo Jerome Lacusong

Decision-making is a part of our daily life. From the simple choice of what to wear to the complex question of whom to choose as our new President.

Come May 9, 2016, we need to decide to whom we shall give our trust and support as the next President of our country.

Like everyone, I listen to the candidates’ ads, debating skills and their platform. But besides that, one of the most powerful tools in making my determination  for whom to vote is love.

Why love?

First, if we start with Love (another name for God), it is much easier to evaluate everything from the candidates’ standpoint on issues to what their motives are for running;

Secondly, love has a healing impact and . healing is necessary in progress.

Thirdly, love is the antidote for fear, apathy and uncertainty, which are bad motives for making good choices.

Love is also needed to answer our government’s problems. Without love, any plans or projects will ultimately prove futile.

And last, but not least, Love will also inspire each one of us to pursue a better life.

Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded Christian Science, was asked about her political views.

She said: “ I have none, in reality, other than to help support a righteous government; to love God supremely, and  my neighbor as myself.” ( Miscellany p. 278:23).

As a student of Christian Science, I have found that to the degree my decisions are based on love, the outcome is harmonious and peaceful. In one instance, as an elected officer in an Alumni group, the differing opinions of other officers tempted me to use my position to halt or even influence the outcome of a discussion. But thinking it through from the perspective of Love I saw that as President my task was to oversee, not to dictate.Thus I accepted all the suggestions offered to me with honesty. In many instances, our meetings and projects went through with few bumps and with much learning and many joyful experiences along the way.

Election day is almost here , but it is best to start now