I am writing and getting ready to post the night before the Inauguration, having just returned from a sparsely attended prayer vigil to discover that the president-elect thinks that a show of military force, tomorrow and in the future, is a way to impress the world with America’s “greatness.”  I am discouraged and increasingly at a loss for words.   

My search of blogs has not revealed a lot connected to tomorrow’s events; I suppose those posts will come this week-end.  By the time that many of you read this, the transition from one administration to another will be either underway or completed.  If you would add to add links in the comments to your thoughts about the ceremonies in Washington or the marches everywhere, please do.

We do have a few writers whose words reflect where we are as tomorrow dawns:

Bonnie in her Books reviews volumes on divides in America – between Black and White and between Left and Right.

Wil in her eponymous blog posts a sermon on Judith and exhorts us to know and act upon the truth that resistance is not futile.

The Community’s Laura Marie writes about our need for more loving hearts.

In Dancing with the Word, Janet takes note of what it means to be called via an encounter between media personality Steve Harvey and the new president.

And in her Journey, Jane writes about taking risks and becoming political. Starting now, starting again, with her daughters, with a march.

Blessings on you during this challenging week-end, wherever it leads you and whatever path you decide to take.


Rev. Robin Craig is a PC(USA) pastor serving an ELCA congregation in Bay Village, Ohio. She is also a spiritual director, a contributor to There’s a Woman in the Pulpit, and a blogger at http://www.maryrobincraig.com.


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