No matter how hard they try to protect the gospel from corruption, ministers who focus on politics and politicians as a means of redemption must minimize their ultimate calling and message. The road to redemption does not run through Washington, D.C. Politicians can't redeem themselves from the temptations of Washington. What makes anyone think they can redeem the rest of us?
Yesterday, my homily focused on how the surest way to change the sickness of our society lies not in electing a man who couldn't change his own city or one who has been in the center of governing for years but rather for us to simply be Christians. If you're tired of all this, be as Jesus says "Light, salt, and yeast", in this dark culture. If you're looking for meaning follow Him. If you're overworked and stressed out by it all, take on His yoke, an easy and light thing compared to the weight of a sinful world.