I'll admit it - I wasn't really looking forward to today's sermon because of what's happening in two days. I was braced for Father Vu to share guidance on how we should vote, based on the Church's doctrines.
His message was a pleasant surprise. He talked about his admiration for the volunteers who are enthusiastically knocking on doors, putting aside their wants and wishes while pushing forward the agenda of their candidate. He didn't share his political leanings but instead talked about the selfless spirit of those campaigning for their guy. He wondered aloud why we do not rally and promote our God with that same zeal and energy.
There has been a lot of talk about values and priorities recently, but this simple message is the best soundbite I've heard lately.