You may have heard this is an election year in America. We’ve already had debates and an onslaught of advertising. It sounds like democracy, doesn’t it? In society and also in our religious lives, the democratic process requires trust in the development of each individual conscience-a belief that such development is possible for each of us, as well as a commitment to cultivate our own conscience. We could call it a commitment to the value of each person. In the words of Theodore Parker, ‘Democracy means not “I am as good as you are,” but “You are as good as I am.”‘
Are we ready to live up to our half of the bargain?