It’s here, a day that has been much anticipated and dreaded at the same time. Today we swear in the 45th President of the United States. Don’t worry, I’ve never been one to speak politics and I don’t intend to start now. This post is personal, my personal challenge to you.
Whether you voted for President Trump, whether you didn’t, the fact remains that he is the President. For some I know that the thought of that incites paralyzing fear, while it gives others extreme pleasure. I personally lie somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. The one thing that gives me the greatest reassurance though, I know that no matter who is in charge of leading our country, there is only One who is in charge of the universe, and ultimately that means: LOVE WINS.
This election has brought out a lot of ugliness and hate on both sides. It has broken my heart to see friends turned against friends, families at each other’s throats. So, today, my Friday Challenge is simple: show love this weekend, show compassion, show grace. As the great Martin Luther King, Jr once said, “hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” Show love to your friends who disagree with you. Show compassion to the stranger who crosses your path at the grocery store. Show grace to the person who cuts you off in traffic. Buy a meal for the homeless man you pass on your way to work. Be the change you want to see in others, and remember: LOVE WINS.