What We Told the Kids

The kids rushed in to our bedroom this morning to find out who had won. My 11-year-old's first question was, "What do we do now?" In truth I'm not sure, but here's what I told them:

  • We speak of Mr. Trump using only respectful language. We may not like the person, but we respect the office of the president of the United States.
  • We keep doing what we've been doing — care for those forgotten — feed the hungry, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, visit the sick and imprisoned. 
  • We remember that just like us, Mr. Trump is made in the image and likeness of God, and God loves him just as much as God loves us.
  • We pray. We pray for Mr. Trump, that God inspires him to bring forth the very best of his nature. We've seen his hatred and his ugliness toward others, but there is good in everyone. We pray for him to be filled with the spirit of wisdom.

Lord, have mercy.