For my latest blog post, I share a letter I sent to Senator Bernie Sanders today.
Dear Senator Sanders,
I have been supporting you all throughout the campaign thus far. I have even supported you with my dollars. I feel you are the best candidate for our country, and I stand with you and your positions on most of the issues. Being a pastor, I am acutely aware of a concept of time that is reflected in both the Old and New Testaments. It is time as “Kairos.” Kairos means the “right time;” the “appropriate time;” the “fullness of time.” It takes insight and discernment to determine “the right time” and also takes the humility to act even when you cannot achieve all that was aimed for. It is my opinion that it is the Kairos time, “the right time,” for you to suspend your campaign. The “right time” demands that all energy must be now focused on seeing that Donald Trump is not elected President of the United States for the sake of the future of America and even the world. I know you disagree with Hillary Clinton on many issues. So do I and many others. But you also know from decades of experience that politics, at its best, is arriving at a place of compromise where neither party gets all it wants, but yet moves the country forward nevertheless. Senator, you have energized the Democratic Party and much of the Independent electorate. You have raised awareness on issues that are crucial to the future of the United States. Your efforts are not lost, and what you have done will continue to shape the balance of the campaign and the minds of voters. The “right time” has come to suspend your campaign and to encourage your supporters to do everything that can be done to see that Mrs Clinton is the next President of the United States and that Donald Trump be relegated a footnote in American political history.
Buena Vista, Colorado