i have been mulling over how to feel about this new, charismatic leader of our country. i don't have a feeling of certain doom for america over his election, but i do strongly disagree with many beliefs, plans and circumstances surrounding it. with my extremely small knowledge of politics and government, i can't begin to wrap my head around any predictions -- good or bad.
there are a few things i do know, however. and in the spirit of obama himself, i present them to you.
- "yes we can" pray for our president.
- "yes we can" respect our president.
- "yes we can" defend our president.
- "yes we can" believe the best about our president.
- "yes we can" be confident that God is still in control.
not a single one of us can claim to know the pressure and complexity of leading a country.
all i know to do is to pray and love. i refuse to be lumped with those "crazy christians" who run and hide and shut out the world, holding 24-hour prayer vigils for our certain destruction. our destruction may be certain. but i'm going down as one who continued to strive to reach out, figuratively and literally, to one-and-all.
it might get difficult, but i plan to take the high road.
so congratulations, president-elect obama.
"yes we can."