January 20, 2017
On this Inauguration Day we all are united in care and prayer for the future of our Union. The exceptional societal challenges of our time have impacted the election of a new president that is unlike any previous one. Watching the transition of power today, I was touched on how civil and dignified the ceremony was, highlighting how America is a country of “We, the People.”
The ceremony and speeches reminded me that, when our Declaration of Independence was signed, loyal Americans were of one mind to protect “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” 240 years later we are all called to be of one mind to protect the freedom for which so many fellow Americans before us sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
While democracy throughout the world is going through growth pains, so many countries look to America and its world leadership. On this Inauguration Day we all join each other, put our trust in God, and pray that God’s grace may guide our leaders, our president and secretaries, to do all in their power to protect our nation and fortify the dream of life, liberty, and happiness for all Americans. And we pray that We, the People, do all in our power to do the same.