Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Why I Feel Hopeful Today
I've been watching the prayer service at the National Cathedral this morning. I am encouraged by the ecumenicalism that is being emphasized by the new administration. President Obama speaks to Christians, Muslims, Jews, and non-believers alike. He sees a bigger picture. He has a world view. I believe he has begun to repair the rift between the USA and the rest of the world. In this century, all nations of the world are inter-related. I believe we have to learn to live together, or we will all perish. I think he struck the right note in his Inauguration speech, stating that we will not cave in to zealots and terrorists (my words, not his) but that we are open to listening to those who embrace a hope for peace and cooperation.
I believe he is a good man. I believe he has a good head on his shoulders. I believe he is a man of wisdom and decency.