Monday, January 19, 2009

Coincidences

Has anyone else noticed the concurrence of big things happening this week?
  • Monday, January 19 - Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
  • Tuesday, January 20 - Inauguration of Barak Obama
  • Thursday, January 22 - Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Two things:

Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated not quite 41 years ago. That's not that long, y'all. My heart expands and my eyes well a little thinking that in just four decades, following centuries of slavery, prejudice, and injustice, our nation is now a place where a black man can be elected president. The fact that Obama-mania gives me epic heebee-jeebees doesn't change that; that it was even possible for any non-WASP guy to be elected is something to be profoundly grateful for, and I am. I like that his inauguration will be the day after MLK Day.

Second, on the flip side and back to those heebee-jeebees: Obama has set himself up to be the most radically pro-abortion president ever. All of my prayers for our soon-to-be president have zeroed in on this, and I hope to God he doesn't do the things he has promised to do where the unborn are concerned. At the same time, if we're going to see an end to abortion in this county, it's going to have to come from the "bottom up". Hence, I find it exceedingly convenient that the March for Life will be on the second full day of President Obama's term. It's a reminder to him and to the rest of the country that there are a lot of people here who are not okay with killing babies.

Who said, "May you live in interesting times"? Isn't that supposed to be like a dual blessing and curse? Well, we certainly live in interesting times.

2 comments:

The Outsider said...

If you think about it, it will be on his first full day--and Father Dan will be there.

supermanz said...

this might help with the quote: http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/245000.html

You know my stance on Obama and abortion and all that. I'm reminded again how impossible our friendship is :)