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The Political Party of Compassion.

[Yes, this post is about Chick-Fil-A...sort of. Hear me out.]

One of my biggest role models is Shane Claiborne.
He's a very wise dude, and I've always loved hearing his perspective on things, which is why I was so excited when he was chosen as the spotlight speaker for ACU's Summit week my freshman year. Hearing him speak live was life-changing.
I recorded it, but I don't even have to listen to the recording to remember some of the incredible things he said.

The main statement that has always stood out in my mind above all the other things is this... When asked about his politcal party (whether he was conservative, liberal, Republican, Democrat, etc.) Shane said something to this effect:
"I choose not to take sides because I don't think that's what Jesus would have me do. I choose compassion, and compassion has no political party." -Shane Claiborne
Ever since I heard him say those words, I've tried not to affiliate myself with any specific politica…