Obama’s Roots In Faith and Goverment

Help us then, now, Lord, to work for that day when nation shall not lift up sword against nation, when tanks will be beaten into tractors, when every man and every woman shall sit under his or her own vine and fig tree, and none shall be afraid; when justice will roll down like waters and righteousness as a mighty stream.

– Civil rights veteran Rev. Joseph Lowery in his benediction to close the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama. (Source: God’s Politics via SojoMail)

As an Obama supporter, I’ve heard pundits discuss that Martin Luther King would likely take issue with some of Obama’s rhetoric about carrying on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Not to mention his (empty?) threats to those who “oppose” democracy and America through terrorism. It is also interesting that he uses the language of America becoming again a facilitator of peace in light of his rhetoric.

I hope that President Obama’s administration becomes shaped into the image of Rev. Lowry’s prayer as his presidency wears on…


~ by Brian Shope on January 22, 2009.

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