We in America just finished a national political cycle by electing a new President in Joe Biden. However local politics has more impact on the lives of people than those who are in national capitals.
In Chattanooga, Tennessee we are having a mayoral election coming up in March. These are mailers from two of the leading candidates who running for mayor. Tim Kelly is a businessman and Kim White is a community leader.
There are other candidates who are running but so far they haven’t sent anything. Doing mailings like this requires deep pockets. These candidates are also running TV commercials too. Unlike the national races you aren’t seeing any mud being slung which is refreshing.
So local politics is local and voting is as important if not more so. Voting is always important no matter what because democracy is a verb in as much as it is a noun.
My priest, Fr. Quinn Parman preaching the Eucharist on the fourth Sunday of Advent at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. This Advent season has indeed been very different but our parish has indeed adapted by meeting for worship outdoors and socially distanced. Peace of The Lord be with us all in the days ahead as we head toward Christmas day and a new year.
Donating blood is a safe process even during the age of Covid. Everyone is wearing masks and other safety measures are in place for donor and staff. It’s worth the extra effort to be sure the blood supply is safe and plentiful. Donate wherever you are.
One year ago on Friday the 13th, much of Chattanooga went without water due to a water main break that served much of the area I live and work at. Needless to say it was a big inconvenience. Water is important and we learned how much that was true.