Here is a link back to something I wrote last month on the idea for a fast from politics. And here is a quote from that piece:
“Can anything that dilutes the name of Jesus be worth it for Christians like me?
That is why I’m talking about a fast from politics — obviously a temporary thing and obviously one that includes voting.
Why a fast? Fasts help focus an individual — or a group — on the spiritual. One denies themselves of food, for instance, to free themselves up to different spiritual things. And most dramatically, it is a way to reveal someone’s true spiritual condition by stripping away a basic necessity of life, leading to brokenness, repentance, and transformation.”