“Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” Philippians 4:8-9
Today will go down in history as the wealthiest man ever takes the oath to become the President of the United States. Donald Trump will place his hand on a Bible and swear to uphold the laws and the office of the President of the U.S. Unless you spent the past 18 months in a bomb shelter left over from the 1960’s, you know the controversy of this new president’s election. I exercised my right to vote, and now it is my responsibility to support the new president by respecting his position and giving him enough rope to either “hang himself” or capture the American dream.
The world is a messy place with wars, riots, and unhappy people. I fail to see how we as the greatest democracy in the world can accomplish anything in the next four years by the negativity being displayed by those whose candidate didn’t win. Several senators are refusing to attend the inauguration. To me, this is like picking up your marbles and going home because someone beat you at the game. It is more important to keep an eye on how the game is being played.
Lord, help us start new today to become better citizens. Amen.