Jesus and Obama
I haven't seen any of the inauguration. I'll start with that.
I don't know what I could add to the day that wouldn't sound silly or half-witted. I'll leave the professional opinionating to the professionals.
But I do have a few things that came to me today.
We still live in a Democracy. The same system that elected George W. Bush also elected Barack H. Obama. Crazy, isn't it? See, this is how it works... they hold an election and the guy (gal) who gets the most votes, wins. The majority of America wants Obama. There are a multitude of reasons. Here are a few: He's not Bush, lots of poor people, he's charismatic, Iraq, etc.etc.etc.
Of course, there are a multitude of reasons some people didn't vote for him. But those reasons don't matter right now. The truth is democracy has been served. If you are in the minority, sorry. Who can you take your case to? In a democracy, the minority has no voice unless the majority gives it to them.
The Kingdom of God is not a democracy. In the Kingdom of God, every voice is heard.
Jesus and Obama have a great opportunity to do a lot of good in this country. Sometimes they will act together - sometimes they will not. Obama has not been president until today. What record can we hold against him? He starts with a clean slate to do what every president does in our country - take the blame for all the bad things that happen to us. That won't change - I promise. But you know, there is a change I desire for this country.
I want the unity, the love, and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ brought into this country.
I want Christians to be able to love without being judged before they can. I want Christians to be able to admit fault, like every other human in the world, when there is fault to be had.
I want people to quit having hissy fits and hatin.