I have just begun my own thinking, but something early leaps to mind. This was not about getting more Republicans to vote. It was not about getting more Christians to vote. It was not even about the Republican Party being true to genuine conservatism, although that surely would have helped. I see a bigger issue here, one that convicts and inspires me.
For far too long, I have genuinely thought that, on any given issue, most people really knew, deep down, the right thing. I have operated on the assumption that, while they may have rejected the Christian faith, or never practiced it, they nevertheless knew what was right and all we had to do was bring them back to their senses
This is patently false.
These are the days of Polycarp. Read the martyrdom of this incredible man. When called by Caesar into the arena to die for his faith, he did not play with subtleties of persuasion and in so doing betray the faith that was his and ours. He spoke boldly of the truth and died for it. These are the days of Telemachus, who marched into the arena during gladiatorial combat, and to the jeers of those who wanted no part of his preaching, and boldly spoke the truth, that this entertainment was murder. He was in turn murdered for his effort.