I went to the polls yesterday and saw the polling place far busier than usual with the high voter turn out. As the results have come in, it is clear that about half the country voted one way, and half voted the other. We are proud to live in a country where we are free to choose as each election day rolls around. May we continue with each day that passes to choose America and all that Lady Liberty in New York Harbor reminds us of.
But how do we go forward, with the the country so divided? We can do this because we are America. We still carry the hopes and dreams that we carried yesterday. We still have the flaws and dangers that we had yesterday, but we will continue to make this grand experiment work. Last night I came up with a formula for going forward that works for me:
- Jesus said to love your neighbor.
- St. Paul said to take a little wine for the stomach's sake.
- The only thing I would add is, eat your vegetables, get some sunshine, and we will make it through this together.
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