--Mary in Detroit
It's possible that your son is going through a stage, as he did when he was a teenager-especially in his need to "straighten you out." But given his age, his political views might be sincere and remain essentially the same throughout his life. Regardless of how this plays out, your son is not merely a set of beliefs and attitudes. The bond you felt with him is real and transcends this shift in his political views.
As his mother, you have seen Jack go through many outward changes from the time he was born. If as a 2-year-old he constantly opposed you and sometimes said, "I hate you, Mommy. I wish you weren't my Mommy," you didn't question the spiritual connection you had with him or your faith that his life and destiny were in God's hands. And even though it is much more difficult now, you must not allow yourself to question these truths. As a parent, it is your role to remember who he is. God has shown you clearly what he is at heart, and his political beliefs, no matter how abhorrent and unspiritual you may consider them, are irrelevant to this vision.
He is still in his 20s, and God knows how and when to reach his heart. Correcting him is no longer your function, but believing in his basic goodness is.
We also recommend that you pay close attention to how you think about Jack when he crosses your mind. Don't hold him in his mistakes or dwell on the things that he has said. Rather, hold him in your love and unshakeable faith. When he comes to your mind, surround him in light, hold him in your heart, and see God's blessing upon his every effort and God's sure guidance in his life. You cannot change his beliefs any more than he can change yours, but you can choose to cherish the unbreakable bond you do have with him.