HAPPY EASTER, Y'ALL
I'm sitting here with my knees wrapped in heating pads, so for the first time since I can remember, maybe ever, I'll not be attending Easter services.
My last night's prayer (don't mistake me, I pray many times a day, but I can't fall asleep without a special conversation with God) was somewhat extended as I considered that today would be a celebration of Christ's resurrection. I felt so overwhelmed with gratitude as I was thanking God for the gift of faith, for his plan to rescue his creation from death and lead us to the light of love and mercy. As so often when I am doing all the talking, I began to feel him speaking back to me.
And the upshot of it is, I retract my pledge not to vote for Obama if he is the eventual Democratic presidential nominee. I support Hillary as much as ever, and hope that she will win this critical fight. But if she does not, I will not only vote for Obama, I will campaign for him. And this is the reason: my love for my fellow man. John McCain must not win. The Republicans must not win. I don't want to see any more of our military die in Iraq, and I don't want to see any more innocent Iraqis die at our hands. We must clean up this mess that George W. Bush has created, and McCain won't do it. I'm terrified of his quick-draw reactions, his ominous declarations that there will be more wars in our short-term future. So I'm in the mode of the old cheer, "Hillary, Hillary, she's our man; if she can't do it, Obama can."
I encourage you to do the same.