Tuesday was the presidential election. On Wednesday morning I went to the gym. There were two women there who are in their seventies. One was wearing an Obama shirt and looked very happy. The other said to me, “I grew up in WWII and I have always believed that God watched over America. Today I no longer believe that.” It made me think of the points made on election night by analysts who pointed out that this is a rapidly changing and deeply divided country.
While it is normal to be concerned about that conflict and the gridlock that is likely to follow the election, my attention is drawn to something else. (more…)