“Today Is A Good Day”

Justin just read me this blog post written by a guy that spoke at our staff conference this year.  It brought tears to my eyes and a lump to my throat.  Here is what he has to say on his blog.

Today is a good day.

I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican, Socialist, Libertarian, Communist, Anarchist or even a Christarchist who feels called to abstain from the whole political process. I couldn’t care less. The fact that Americans have elected a black man to be their president makes today a very good day!

When you reflect on the centuries of bondage and abuse blacks endured as slaves who were bought and sold like cattle and often treated worse…

when you remember that blacks were once regarded for legal purposes as just over half-human…

when you consider the extraordinary illegal and immoral ways white politicians changed all the rules to keep blacks out of power following the civil war…

when you recall the dehumanizing injustice of the Jim Crow south, the horrors of the KKK, the heroic struggles for civil rights, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the on-going systemic racism that continues to marginalize and oppress blacks…

you can’t help but celebrate the day Americans elected a black man to lead them.

All politics aside,

today is a very good day!

This was written by Greg Boyd.  Here is a link to the post if you want to read it there as well!


  1. Jamie on November 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm


  2. Mom on November 5, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    yes…very well put and a great reminder to put personal opinion aside (regarding politics), and rejoice over the shattering walls of prejudice.

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