Brian McLaren writes:
In this election year, I suspect that many people will be thinking about personal interest only: what benefits will this or that candidate bring me and my family? Others will think exclusively about the interests of their own interest group – their ethnic, social, partisan, national, or religious in-group: what’s in it for us?
But my hope is that more and more of us, especially those inspired by faith, will be thinking about which candidate brings the most wins, the most benefits, the least harm, to everyone. One of Jesus’ early followers said it like this: “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.”
We will still disagree on which candidates provide the best answers to these questions, but at least we’ll be asking the right questions.