Monday, January 19, 2009

January 19 - The Annointing of Barack Obama – And Ourselves

A beautiful prayer just came across the internet for our future, bringing tears to my eyes (may as well be prepared for the flow of tears for Inauguration tomorrow!).  It is written by Reverend Tilden H. Edwards, Jr., the Founder of The Shalem Institute (an organization dedicated to contemplative living and leadership).  He ends the beautiful essay with:

"Our societal time ahead is a momentous one, full of challenges and possibilities that most of us would never have dreamed of even a year ago.  May we all live into this time with a sense of being annointed in our own way to let the Spirit lead through us, as well as through our new American President."

Click here to read the Essay/Prayer:  Annointing of Barack Obama – And Ourselves