Hidden cost of election

NEAALM110504D3 - St. Mary's church Greasley. Rev Dave Marvin
NEAALM110504D3 - St. Mary's church Greasley. Rev Dave Marvin

By the time you read this article you will have cast your vote to help decide which political party will govern our country for the next five years.

The parties have published their election manifestos outlining the policies they intend to implement if they are elected.

Once again, we find them implying that they will not only restore the “Great” into Britain, but they will take the extra step and transform our country into Utopia – at no extra cost!

I don’t know how you react to such promises but, in my experience, most things that are considered to be given freely usually come with a hidden cost attached to them.

I realise that political 
parties have a job to do and have put a lot of time, effort and money into trying to 
convince us that their own party is the one that will 
deliver their promises.

The cynical side of me waits to see what that hidden cost will be.

All that we are asked to do is put our cross in the right box on the ballot paper – the box with their name alongside it, and then our lives will be changed and transformed.

Just focus on the X and leave the rest to the politicians.

Of course they are right, it’s inevitable that things will change when a new government is elected and our lives will be transformed, whether that is for better or worse only time will tell.

However, I do strongly 
believe it to be true that if we focus on the X, our lives will be changed; I personally prefer to focus on the cross of Jesus Christ, because then not only will we be changed, but also saved.