This is not about politics although her story is wrapped in that fabric. She serves as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives for Wyoming. Last week she lost in the primary election. Why? She voted to impeach President Trump a week after the January 6 insurrection. Her belief in his guilt drove her to serve on the committee to investigate the incident.
Everyone knew what this meant. It meant political suicide. It meant defeat. It meant the end, at least temporarily, of her political career. And yet, she forged ahead and did what she believed to be the right thing.
This is exactly why Liz should be your example to follow. She did the hard thing knowing it would cause pain and loss. In this current climate this is rare. I want to be like Liz.
It reminds me of another person who paid the price for doing the right thing. He stood up to the religious elite. He got pissed off to the point that he went to church and turned over a few tables. Everyone knew he would pay for the stand he took. But he forged ahead and did what he knew was right. Sure enough, it caused him pain and loss. Getting nailed to a cross can’t be pleasant. But this Jesus, that we love and worship, knew doing the right was the right thing, even if was costly.
Wait? Did I just compare Liz Chaney to Jesus? Yes. Get over it.
All I’m saying is that our world needs more people like Liz and Jesus. We need people who are willing to do what is right, even if it gets them nailed to the tree. It’s time for you to take a stand.
As you draw a line in the sand remember love is the way to victory. Taking a stand isn’t a call to arms or ugliness. Love won yesterday. Love is winning today. And love will win tomorrow.