I tried writing something to explain why I vote despite the conclusion my progressive views lead me to, which is that there is no just system aside from the kingdom/kin-dom of God that is already, but not yet established and it is the task of the Church to bring this about as much as possible, though it be only a platonic shadow.
Neither of the major parties will enact the sort of justice this vision entails, but I still believe that the work of the church may be more successful under one administration than the other. This means that the church must keep working.
So instead of laying out a detailed thesis, I will share songs that generally capture my sentiments.
Yes, I put the kyrie twice. Can you tell that I like it? My other favorite chanting is the way we chant the Psalms at my church, but I can’t find a recording of the tone.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present[a] help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.Selah
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of the city;[b] it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.[c]Selah
8 Come, behold the works of the Lord;
see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.[d]Selah