Sea of Red

Canada had an election last night and the cold blue waters became a sea of red from coast to coast. The Liberals were leading in the days prior to the vote but I do not think many believed that the outcome would be a majority win by anyone. Nor, I suspect, did people think that certain politicians would come crashing down. As polite as Canadians are, we do have our limits.

Whether you believe in the Liberal stance or not, Canada needed a change and we got that. As I listened to the victory speech last night, Trudeau seemed sincerely grateful and somewhat humbled. Both he and his wife placed a hand on their hearts and thanked the Canadian public. Something about that touched me. His words surprised me a bit. His talk about running a positive campaign filled with hope and optimism was refreshing. Addressing Canada first in French was well-planned. No fear-mongering arose, instead he shared a story about an encounter with a Muslim woman who voted for him to preserve diversity. Who knows what will unfold in the coming months and years under his leadership? Only time will tell.

This morning he was out at the subway stop thanking people in his riding for voting, greeting the every day folks, and letting them take selfies. I was impressed. He is not quite the pope but he definitely is going to change the face of Canadian politics. May God bless this new government and guide each one.



Reflection Questions:

Why is voting important for Christians to do?
Why is praying for our leaders at every level a ministry?


God on the Throne,
You are in control.
You will lead us all
May your will be done.
Bless our new politicians
with wisdom, discernment and honesty.


About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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