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Five Thoughts for November 6 Psalm 146

Five Thoughts for November 6

Biblical guidance for maintaining a proper perspective on Election Day.

At a Glance

In two days, the nation goes to the polls. The country has been badgered and battered by attack ads, polls and policy-mongering for almost two years. Tuesday, it comes to an end, until the next go round. Here, we offer some thoughts about the election which can be offered to the congregation without threatening the church's tax-exempt status. Psalm 146, today's psalm reading, is remarkably apropos.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "Saint Search," November 5, 2000, at
"President Obama says his campaign for a second term is still about hope and change," reports talk show host Conan O'Brien. "The president's exact words were, 'I hope I won't have to change my address.'"

O'Brien also said: "Political analysts are saying that Mitt Romney is having trouble generating enthusiasm among Iowa voters. Now, ladies and gentlemen, you know you have a problem when people in Iowa find you dull."

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