Tuesday, January 20

The Better Angels of Our Nature

Shepard Fairey’s Poster Art
There is a lot that can be said about the inauguration of our new president. A lot can be said about the progress that we have made as a country in terms of the love and acceptance that was preached by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Not that long ago. We celebrated a day of remembrance of Dr. King yesterday. And it strikes me that this day, is probably the greatest testament to his legacy as a civil rights activist. Thank you Dr. King. And it is because of your great dream that we remember that this is only the beginning. This is progress, it is not perfection.

I am a little weary of the pure celebration of the moment. Change is possible, but it is not immediate. Hope has won the day, but we are still in the fight. Obama now has to live up to his hype and prove that he is not only a black president, but a great one. He not only speaks eloquently but is true to his word. He has allowed us to re-imagine the world. Now we have to make that world come true.

I think Richard Rohr summed it up best today when he said, "Barack Obama needs and deserves our prayers for his continued wisdom and his protection. Let's send "the better angels of our nature" his way. "

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