Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Detour

I had another post ready to go for today but somewhere along the way found myself turning the car around, or maybe just pulling over for a moment to make sure the car is running right.

Last night was a historic night and when we woke up this morning we had a new president-elect. Today we have another important decision to make, and that is how we respond. Maybe you have already expressed your thoughts in your Facebook status. I imagine you will have plenty of opportunities to express your thoughts at the proverbial "water cooler" this week.

Do the words you use bring unity or division? Do they bring life or reap death? Do they bring honor or hostility? What comes out of your mouth comes from your heart, is it an honest reflection...of you...of what you believe...

I learned a valuable lesson last night while chatting online with a friend...our words and attitudes have a lasting impact. Choose them wisely.


What is more important than how we vote on Nov. 4 is how we live on Nov. 3 and Nov. 5. We vote everyday with our lives. We vote every day with our feet, our hands, our lips, and our wallets….ultimate change does not just happen one day every four years. —Shane Claiborne

5 comments:

Daniel said...

Amen to your words brother. Eloquent and on target.

Brad said...

Great words Brian, I heard Rudy Giuliani make a great quote last night when asked how he would respond if Barack won. He said, "When we wake up we are all still americans and we will support him because if we don't we all fail."

Nic and Amanda Carver said...

Brian, great point. I love this Manning quote and your post reminded me of it.

..How I deal with normal people in their normal confusion on a normal day may be a better indication of my reverence for life than the antiabortion sticker on the bumper of my car. We are not pro-life simply because we are warding off death. We are pro-life to the extent that we are men and women for others, all others; to the extent that no human flesh is a stranger to us; to the extent that we can touch the hand of another in love; to the extent that for us there are no "others." Brennan Manning

Brian Miller said...

What an incredible quote...i love reading brennan manning...very true

Mom said...

McCain last night said what should be in the thoughts of all who supported him over Obama.
"My opponent is now My President." And Obama said of those that did not vote for him, "I hear your voices." How great to live in America where we now unite to tackle the problems that our country faces.