The Morning After

This morning I find myself caught between a number of different emotions: disappointment in America's choice for her next leader, pride in America slamming the door shut on her historical stains of bigotry and racial inequality, relief that elections are finally over, and hope that President- elect Obama might live up to some of the platitudes in his rhetoric while not being successful in some of his other goals.

As much as I did not want to see an Obama presidency, I realize now that he will soon hold the office of the President of the United States of America. That commands my respect and my support. That doesn't mean I have to agree with everything, or for that matter, anything, but it does require my respect, for both the office and the holder of the office.

Furthermore, as a Christian, it is my duty to pray fervently for Obama per 1 Timothy 2:1-4. So, while I was the most ardently against an Obama presidency, I will with commit to most ardently support him and the office with my prayers and respect.