Barack Husein Obama will become the 44th president of the most powerful nation in the world today. By all accounts, the crowds in Washington are enormous today; upwards of millions of people are braving the cold weather to be a part of this event.
With what many are calling an historic event today, I was just curious what you will be doing or what your plans are today.
In my opinion, this is certainly not a day to celebrate, because it represents such a dramatic change in the nation’s departure from strong moral values. Are we a strong Christian nation? In a way, the answer would have to be a resounding “no”, and that is a sad state of affairs to me. We have become far more liberal than what our founding fathers ever imagined, I do believe.
This country will swear in the most liberal senator in history today, and this is not something fair-minded people should be celebrating. You must look beyond all the hype and smoking mirrors to see Mr. Obama really isn’t about change so much as he is about the same old tired Washington political machine.
Let’s see: an expensive vacation and $170m for the inauguration. Please show me where he’s doing anything differently than business as usual with the Washington elites, or him changing the way politics work. Now, I am hoping things will be different for this new president; we will have to wait and see.
Back to the question of what you’re doing today. Our Pastoral Covenant Group (PCG) will gather today at the church I pastor for our monthly meeting. We have an interesting topic planned, which deals with feeding the hungry. Basically, it’s the nuts and bolts of a program we pastors can implement in order to help hurting people. You can read a little more about the PCG here.
So, please tell, what are your plans for today?