Monday, January 19, 2009

A man for all good reasons, all seasons

from w
What an exciting time it is not only for Americans, but for all of us, that an outstanding international young man with intelligence, good sense, an excellent speaking voice, and compassion, will be President by this time tomorrow. Last night we watched a TV program showing his young adult years in Chicago and his ability to bring disparate groups of people together to make change in a community.

Our prayers are with this man. The people are putting a huge burden on his shoulders with an expectation of the world being a better place under his leadership in the USA.

'The lowest ebb is the turn of the tide' writes an American poet, Longfellow. So at this point in history (another cliche) there is an opportunity to change direction, to work together to makes the lives of humanity more bearable, to bring hope with the expectation of better times ahead.

(later) - I've just read a very interesting article on the early years of Obama, his connections with Hawaii and Indonesia. And, it now seems more astonishing that such a person with such challenging childhood years, could ever become President of the USA!

Maraniss, David (August 24, 2008). "Though Obama Had to Leave to Find Himself, It Is Hawaii That Made His Rise Possible", Politics, Washington Post. Retrieved on 27 October 2008.

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