A Chance To Do Good
This republic is bigger than this despairing moment. This democracy, as many generations have witnessed, is worth sacrificing for, is worth dying for. It's hard to see it at this dark and humiliating point in our national history, when our Congress has tossed away some of our most fundamental rights, but we are lucky -- yes, I said lucky -- to have been born at a critical time in history, lucky to be participants in the great, unfolding pageant of this nation. Even at this very dark time, we are blessed. Whether we believe in a divinity or not, we have either been chosen - or the times chose us - to be the bearers of the standard for this country's ideals.
Only an evil God would place us in a world where evil exists and not give us the tools we need to overcome it.
God is not evil.
Therefore, the fact that we must deal with evil is a sign that God has confidence in our ability to overcome it.
God believes in us.
Suffering is a pain. But it is also an opportunity. It is an opportunity for us to show that we can rise above evil and do good things.
Thank you God for your vote of confidence. I hope I can live up to it.