I thought our new President’s inauguration speech was fantastic! As a follower of Jesus, I felt that he actually addressed so many of the things that I care about. (Not only that but also was extremely inclusive to those who follow Islam, Hinduism, Athiesm, etc.)
I love that he addressed all of us as part of the mess we are in. The government, our greed, the media –no one is innocent. Which I think is mature given how everyone loves to hate on Bush.
I love that his dreams includes a challenge to all of us to be more self-sacrificial, for us to consider the needs of the poor -the world even- as we think through what we consume. I love that he brought up the world so much. I love that he understands the interdependency of the all human beings on the planet. I love that he challenged Americans -of all people- to think about some one other than ourselves.I love his confidence & I love that he addressed our enemies and allies alike. I appreciate how much hope he is coming into the Presidency with. I love how he genuinely loves the poor, considers the plight of the single mother’s, the down-and-out. I love that he understands what it’s like to be a minority and desires to make changes to things like affordable health care for the poor.
And in addition to all of that, I love his relationship with Michelle & somehow -though I’ve never met them- little Malia & Sasha have dug their way into my heart. I love this family so much! And I will be praying for them more regularly than I’ve ever prayed for a U.S. President.
So, yeah. I’m pretty geeked about our new President. All of the ignorant, mean, childish & immature things I’ve seen on the internet today can’t take my joy.
Obama’s the man of the day.