Friday, August 29, 2008

A Moment to Celebrate

Putting aside political leanings, last night was an historic night. Watching an African-American accept the nomination to be President of the U.S. on the 45th anniversary of Dr. King's "I have a dream" speech was a moving experience. And I thought John Mccain's congratulatory ad was a class act.

One of the most moving parts were the cutaway shots of African-Americans watching the speech. The older ones in tears, thinking they would be lowered into the grave before they witnessed something like this. The younger ones with smiles and hopeful expressions on their faces. But it was a day for all Americans and Christians in particular, who are called to the ministry of reconciliation, to peace, to love and grace to take a moment and celebrate a milestone.

Like Mccain's ad said, "Tomorrow, we’ll be back at it. But tonight senator, job well done." I think we can all say amen to that.

UPDATE!! We are also able to celebrate John Mccain's pick as well. This will ensure that we will either have the first woman or an African-American to serve at the Executive level. Wow!