How would Jesus vote? I don’t know. These men don’t know either. No one truly does. But as religious leaders their personal preferences, when articulated implicitly or explicitly, suggest their favored candidate is on the right side of the moral ballot.

Yet there’s another approach that’s better than trying to prod congregants toward a particular candidate: the “way of love” that Bishop Curry so often talks about.

Loving your neighbor means recognizing that neither party in the U.S. has a lock on virtue or vice. To suggest otherwise is not only partisan; it’s deeply deceptive and leads to more political strife.

Loving your neighbor means accepting that we sometimes disagree—passionately—but still can embrace each other, smile at each other, and do good deeds for each other. We can solve problems in our families and neighborhoods, and we can heal broken hearts with loving words and actions.