I have a few things to say.
Actually, that's a lie. I have a million things to say.
But I'm going to try and limit it to a few.
Because I've tried to talk things out with people of opposing views in the days prior to the election, and in the days since, and it's rarely fruitful.
People feel the way they feel, and there is no convincing them otherwise.
My most recent conversation went like this...
I lamented to a co-worker that I was so disappointed Trump had won the election, and
And she brushed that off as a media spin.
So, we were going to have to disagree.
Today, I'm choosing to focus on the positives of it all. One being that America is a democracy. We get to vote.
Two being that I have enjoyed the conversations I've been able to have with people from different countries about this election. I was discussing my disappointment in the election with a coworker from Egypt, and she was remarking how lucky we are to have a history of a peaceful transition of power.
She's so right. I mean, look at Egypt's political history, even in the last five years.
Living in Kuwait has afforded me the opportunity to be surrounded by people from all over the globe, and I've become fascinated with how their countries differ from mine.
We as Americans are blessed.
I was so shocked when the official tally was in, and my computer screen looked like this:
But I'm grateful we have the right and ability to vote, and I'm grateful we have rules in place for term limits.
For me, for now, what it all comes down to is these two things:
(an exert from The ScrewTape Letters by C.S. Lewis)
May God reveal to me the work that needs to be done in me.
Jen Hatmaker posted this back in March, and it made me cry when I read it the first time, and makes me cry again today...
My marching orders as a Christian have not changed. May I do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God.