Between reading for class tomorrow, working on a homily, and napping, I've been browsing around the political blogs reading post-election commentary. I've been delighted to discover that there seems to be very little anger or outrage at B.O.'s re-election. Most of the posts I've read have been thoughtful, sober, and given to taking in the Big Picture.
Here's an excerpt from Matthew Warner's piece on the NCRegister site that fits my own thoughts almost perfectly:
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Real change starts in the home. Not in the Whitehouse. In *your* home and the homes around this great nation. That's where it begins. It ends in the election booth. If we're only showing up to fight in the election booth, we've already missed the battle.
And if you are discouraged after the election, Mother Teresa has something to say to you about that, too: “If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own power. Your self-sufficiency, your selfishness and your intellectual pride will inhibit His coming to live in your heart because God cannot fill what is already full. It is as simple as that.”
It's as simple as that, folks. Transform discouragement into the motivation that moves you to change things. (And for more inspiration from Mother Teresa, read her 7 steps to a holier life.)
What we need right now is leadership. And if you're waiting for a politician, you're going to be waiting a long time. We need leadership 1) in your home and 2) in the culture. We need cultural leaders. We need individuals and organizations to rise up and provide inspiring, convincing leadership that will lead to conversions of mind and heart.
This makes perfect sense to me and I commend it to you.
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