If you expect change to happen only through politicians then we’re just continuing to live out the scapegoating mechanism. Why? Because this isn’t how spiritual change happens in the world. Therefore, the politicians will only disappoint us and then we can blame them for all of our problems. When we blame them for all of our problems what are we also doing? We’re keeping the focus away from ourselves.
It’s inevitable that we blame politicians for all of our problems because we don’t acknowledge that they cannot affect spiritual change in the world. Then, we can rally around the fact that they are so horrible and convince ourselves that the next person will be the one to save us. Classic scapegoating.
We must commit ourselves to creating the kinds of communities that we want. It’s only through these faithful communities defined by grace, mercy, forgiveness, love, charity, peace, kindness, gentleness, and more that we will see and feel the spiritual change we want for our world.
Don’t deflect blame solely to the politicians. It’s a waste of breath. Ask yourself quite honestly if you’re participating in the creation of a new and different kind of community.