I'm 52, and I've had a great first half-century of life (and am looking forward to the next). But this inaugural week I feel an extraordinary happiness. Younger people can understand it to a great degree, but I think many folks my age and older
Blessings of shalom for 2009! I have just come back from a four week visit to Zimbabwe.
During this time of Advent, a season of cheer and joy, there are people who do not have much in economic standings or bank balances to be cheerful or grateful for.
"Either they don't know or they don't care."
-Gracia Machel, referring to the government attitude on the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe.
As the power sharing talks between political parties drag on and off, the delays have turned deadly -- literally.
Since the historic election of Nov. 4, I have been part of discussions with college students and faith-based institutions that have experienced racial tension and intolerance on their campuses.
It has been reported that President-elect Barack Obama's coming into leading the U.S. is in many ways similar -- and equal in magnitude -- to Nelson Mandela becoming president of South Africa.
From a wonderfully cool and clouded Wednesday in our sunny South Africa, I greet all my friends in the U.S.A. -- and those elsewhere who may be interested. You have a new President-elect!
Hey Shane, thanks for weighing in. I appreciate it.