Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Audacity of Hope

For reasons previously stated, I do my best to remain apolitical on Glory Rumours, however, I have to comment on Barack Obama's win in the U.S. presidential election.

It seems to me that Americans have voted with intentionality tonight, seeking the hope that has been missing in the nation and the world for the past eight years. America, as a concept, a dream, has taken a beating in the last decade. No longer the land of the free and the home of the brave, America has been poisoned by war, terror, suspicion, division, anger, poverty, and a loss of hope for the future. The fallout from which has been felt around the world.

Tonight, there is a nation filled with hope...the audacity of hope...that this change in administration can bring. Barack Obama has a long, difficult task ahead of him to fulfill the aspirations of the people, but for one shining night at least, the hopes and dreams of the nation have been renewed. I wish him, I wish them, the very best as the process of healing the past by looking towards the future begins.


joan kosmachuk said...

It always sounds so much better from the other side of the border

Brad in the 'Loo said...

The grass is always greener, eh? It's true, and now hearing all of the expectations post-election, it's more than any one man can deliver. And ultimately, our hope is in God, not in Obama, despite the messiah-like expectations that have been placed on him.

James said...

Wait! I thought W. was "God's man"? Oops. :)