2022 Election in the Philippines Part 2: Mockery Will Not Do Any Good

I commend VP Leni Robredo. While I don’t always agree with her views, she managed to get support from millions of people across the country, which is already a victory. It was a tremendous battle, and she fought hard and well. However, in battle, there’s always someone who loses, and the feeling is not good when you’re on the side of defeat.

Many people who vote for their chosen candidate are emotionally invested. They sincerely believe in their candidate’s vision for the bright future of our beloved country. I think this is very true for the supporters of VP Leni; that’s why many of them are enraged by the election results and condemn those who voted for the other candidate. They believe that only VP Leni has concrete plans for the country to improve the lives of the Filipinos.

But VP Leni lost.

I do not condone mockery. There is no acceptable reason to mock anyone or rejoice in your enemy’s defeat. The Bible is very clear on that:

Some people on the victorious side don’t stop mocking those who lost. What good would it do? The other camp would retaliate, and the exchange of harsh and insulting words would never end. Is that what we want for our country? Is that what we want our children to learn from us?

What should be our perspective?

The Bible says that there is a time for everything:

If our chosen candidate loses, especially by a large margin, I believe it’s not for them to win at the moment. I believe in God’s perfect timing. He knows the perfect time to move and to stop. Like playing a chess match, He knows when to sacrifice a chess piece to secure a win in the end.

Again, as I have repeatedly said in my previous article, let’s put our trust in the Lord. What we see is very limited, while God sees everything, including what’s inside our hearts. So, let go of hatred and instead pray to God for peace and hope. That’s the best thing we can do.

What should be our attitude?

Love one another. Period.

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