Amazing Grace

Published on Author MCDC

Amazing Grace - Barack Obama

via People’s Action

In his eulogy for Reverend Pinckney at Mother Emanuel in Charleston, South Carolina, President Obama said “to feed the hungry and clothe the naked and house the homeless is not just a call for isolated charity but the imperative of a just society.”

In tragedy and crisis, President Obama led the nation well. Not perfectly. But few of us would doubt he believed in that “imperative of a just society.”

Today, Donald Trump will be sworn into office.

By now, we know what that will mean. He’s going to take away healthcare from the sick, kick poor people out of their homes and tear apart families in mass deportations.

For those people, grace, amazing or otherwise, will seem a long way off.

We don’t control Donald Trump, the House or the Senate. But we do control our own hearts, our intentions and our actions. That can’t be taken away by an election. On this, we have all the power and will never relent.