Neither the church nor the Kingdom of God (yes they're different!) are democracies. As Sir Winston Churchill is reputed to have said: "Democracy is a very poor system of government, but it's the best we've got."
So what does this have to do with us as Christians? Or the Bible? Or the church? The Bible is very clear that we're to respect political leadership, however much or little they deserve it. Therefore I call us as a church to honour and pray for our new District Council - and to challenge them when Godly principles are at stake.
There are several Christians on our new Council. including Jenny Andrews and Mark Peters who are active at Nativity and St Christopher's. Therefore I have posted on our Facebook page the following:
Thanks to those who stood but were not elected.
Thanks also to those who laid the foundations you in previous years on previous Council teams. In particular I thank God for Alistair Sowmans leadership just finished. May he and Thelma be able to enjoy a lot more time together doing things of their own choosing.