Monday, November 07, 2016

Humbled, Praying, Seeking, Turning

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2nd Chronicles 7:14  (KJV)

Post-election Update:  After YEARS of working and practicing amongst scores of (extra)"ordinary" hard-working people-who-pay-the-bills-that-kill (described as "deplorables" by a woman who said she wanted to be their President), I knew down deep in my bones that Trump was going to win - no matter what the polls said.  I have to say that, on Election Night, it was an amazing thing to watch as the dials on the New York Times' website flipped from blue to red, and long-suffering/"fly-over"/middle-America found her footing/voice again.  It was like watching a miracle take place right in front of your eyes - courtesy of a graph provided by our-liberal-media, you could literally see the moment-in-time everything turned.  God bless our Constitutional Republic.

In the preceding years, the progressives of the Greensboro blogosphere had gotten everything they ever wanted - and they ran with it (and over everyone else) for eight years.  And the world went to Hell.  

American turned on American.  We split in two.  Families divided, friendships tanked.  Our leaders embraced one extreme or the other for power, and We-The-People, lost all ability to meet in the middle.   

The thing about political/social conservatives (including this former doctor-blogger . . . who only embraced "citizen journalism"/started blogging because she was done way-beyond-dirty as a public servant in the Clinton administration . . . and then fell through literally EVERY crack in Federal/state/local oversight) is that we will try to reason with even the most unreasonable people . . . long after we are bathed in vitriol, and called horrible names, and our sanity/ethics/morals/faith-if-we-still-have-it are insulted/libeled all over the Internet.  Some of us will even hang in after being criminally cyber-stalked.  We'll take the beatings to try and cut through the crap - because we BELIEVE in the dialogue/debate - we believe that even the voice of one reasonable good man/woman can change the world for the better.  

Still, while we might hang in for a very long time, eventually we do give up and walk away - largely for our own survival. We turn our cheeks, and wipe the spittle-of-our-enemies off our faces.  We bind our wounds and we just stop talking.  We won't debate anymore. We won't even answer a pollster's phone call. We go through the motions of our lives as the world burns around us, and we are proven right.

And then, we simply VOTE.  

I hope/pray that this country can come together and heal under new/fresh leadership.  As an American, I can only wish President Trump the very best.