America’s civilized and peaceful transfer of power. I have never watched this before, but I wasn’t going to miss this historic occasion. An inspiring speech which summoned so many themes and ideals that I admire. Now, can he do it? Can we be a better nation? How can those ideals best be put into action? What does it look like, for example, to put “petty politics” aside–yet stand up for what you believe in?
I pray that wise paths will open up. I pray that unity and support for the President’s worthy goals will be balanced with healthy debate and wise compromise. I thank God for the Obamas’ example of service and family and pray that their integrity will be upheld, and their family will be safe.