Sunday, January 18, 2009

Time For A Change

Today at PCC, we prayed together for our new president.  Regardless of your political preferences, he is our president, and we are compelled to pray for our leaders.  As Brian said this morning, if you can't pray for Barack Obama, you have a spiritual problem.

Thanks to Tim Stevens, I came across this video.  I was immediately struck by the way Obama is using YouTube to communicate with his constituency, surprised by the comfortable way in which he speaks to "us" through the camera - and inspired and excited by his call to "make a lasting commitment to make better the lives of your fellow Americans".

I am praying for this man, and for our country and all that looms ahead of us.  

Hope you are, too.



Oh, and check out the website he mentions: usaservice.org. There's a lot going on around here and several ways for us to participate in "making better the lives of our fellow Americans."

EDIT:  Please go read Scott's post about this - great point, well-taken.  Good stuff....
Click here.

3 comments:

Bill said...

Amazing how our minds run on parallel tracks. Check out my post at the bottom of....
http://livefrompleasantchapeli.blogspot.com/
Have a great week.

Patty P said...

Personnaly, and I will never ever ever ever ever mention this again. I was offended by the notion that I have spiritual problem just because I won't drink the kool aid. There's no easier way to turn somebody off then to force political ideology no matter how right or wrong it may be.

The fact that we have such hooplah for a man that was built by the media is a sign of the times. And for the record I'm neither dem/rep/con/lib.

It's about the economy and the crooks this guy represents.

Patty P said...

One more thing,

Who doesn't have a spiritual problem.

Is there a single soul in all of PCC who is completely problem free in the spirituallity department?

I'd sure like to meet them.