Yes, we did.

     Once again, the peaceful transfer of national power has been achieved.

     Yes, we can.

     Our President reminds us that adversity need not ever be the last word. In opening his benediction with that hymn of hope, “Lift Every Voice and Sing” (which we sang on Sunday), Rev. Joseph Lowery reminded us of the bitter roads we have survived, and the bright future into which we march.

     Yes, we will.

     It is now up to us to see the way forward. Those of us who cherish the liberty we already know even as it is yet denied to many, and those of us who proclaim a faith fully present and yet not fully realized–we know that God always calls us forward. Never back, always forward.

     So, let us “pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America” –and not just America, but the whole of God’s world.

     And let it begin with me, and you– us– together in the name of God.

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Robin Hawley Gorsline

Robin is a poet (claiming this later in life) and Queer Theologian--reflecting a soul of hope and faith and joy and justice/shalom. He is happily married to Dr. Jonathan Lebolt (20 years and counting), the proud parent of three glorious daughters (and grateful to two wonderful sons-in- law and a new one soon!), and the very proud "Papa" to Juna (6) and Annie (3).

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