In many ways, this morning we are waking up to a completely different country than we lived in yesterday. The stakes were so high. The pervasive tension, stress, and anxiety of not knowing who we would elect as President that has haunted all of us, is a thing of the past. For some, it’s been replaced by relief, a huge celebration, a victory of epic proportions. For others, it’s replaced by deafening sadness, outrage and feelings of hopelessness.
I woke up this morning extraordinarily aware of how much I love you both.
For months, I’ve watched my dearest friends line up on both sides of fence. I’ve watched the hurtful comments and posts hurled from every direction. I’ve held my tongue and prayed my heart out. . . more for my people, than even for our nation.
Today, I believe in all of you, and the opportunity we have to rally together.
I’ve seen you love so fiercely. I know all the good in your hearts. I have no doubt that you will find the strength to use your words to bring light and healing, no matter what your heart is feeling.
Denunciatory rhetoric is so much easier and cheaper than good works, and proves a popular temptation.
Yet is it far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.
~ William Lonsdale Watkinson
Please remember as you see your neighbors and co-workers or write your posts online, whether your comments are elated or angry, the people reading them are humans. They are feeling deeply today. They are your sisters and your brothers.
Please choose to light a candle.
A candle of grace. A candle of hope. A candle of possibility. A candle of Love.
Be the light.
Let’s come together. Not because Donald Trump asked us to, but because it’s the right thing to do.
It’s the only thing to do.
And thankfully, it’s what we do best.
to more love,