Voting is a civic sacrament. – Theodore Hesburgh.
I confuse my family every two and four years because I will not tell them who I voted for. It’s none of their business, and if you’re reading this, its none of yours either. I don’s say that to be ugly but to be clear.
When I walk into that voting booth today, it’s like walking into a confessional. Growing up Catholic I understand that metaphor well since I had to make many visits.
I’d make my visit, share my sins, and walk out and neither the priest nor I speak of it again. My sin was gone. Voting is sacred, it’s a moment where we pause, think, hopefully pray, and then check a box or not if that is your choice.
You don’t owe anyone an explanation of who or why you voted, or not voted, for someone or something today. Take your vote as seriously as you would take communion. It is the process, not the act, that is sacred.