Yes or No.
It all seemed so distant, both in time and space, but not so any more. We can’t vote, but the outcome will change things for us, whichever way it goes.
It seems like voting Yes is to choose challenge and adventure; voting No is to value what there is.
I suspect that was the kind of choice the disciples faced each day as they followed Jesus. “Should we stick with the way things are, the way we were brought up, or do we carry on seeing where following this guy takes us?” A few did stop following (see John 6) but most knew this was where they were meant to be, even if they couldn’t explain why.
Discipleship is no different now. Whatever age you are, you are called to challenge and adventure.
The correct way to vote in Scotland is to vote for challenge and adventure. Whether you want to see change or to see maintainance of what there is, you have to engage. There is no easy option. I don’t know whether it is the Yes or the No that actually means challenge and adventure; I don’t live there, I haven’t been part of the story.
I’m pretty sure of this though – whichever way they vote will not change my respect for them.