I’m watching and listening, as you probably are, too. Here’s a place where you can do that.
I’ll get back to you when the president is done speaking…
In the meantime, I’ll just note things he says as we go along…
He just said: “This whole week I’ve been reflecting on the idea of grace.” So have we all, Mr. President…
“For too long we were blind to the pain that the Confederate flag caused…” Amen.
He just called Governor Haley “worthy of praise.” Amen again.
Taking down the flag not a dishonor to soldiers who fought and died, but “… an acknowledgement that the cause for which they fought, the cause of slavery, is wrong…” Triple Amen.
“By taking down that flag, we express God’s grace…” Yes.
“For too long (for too long, comes the response)…”
“It would be a betrayal of everything Clementa Pinckney stood for… to go back to business as usual…”
“History… should be a manual on how to avoid the mistakes of the past…” AMEN! Too many in South Carolina see it as an altar before which to bow down.
“If we can tap that grace, everything can change…” And I think we’ve been seeing that in recent days.
I’ve never heard him sing before!
“May God continue to shed his grace on the UNITED States of America.” Absolutely.
Let the church say, AMEN.