When I listen to the insults and accusations political candidates continue to level against their opponents, I want to throw up my hands. I find myself wishing for an earlier era when politicians were more civil, when the world was stable and people were in agreement.
But every day we must make choices that shape our lives and the lives of those around us. We are like those who stood before Joshua at Shechem. After reminding them of God’s repeated providence for their fathers, Joshua challenged them: ‘Choose you this day whom you shall serve. ... As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15).