I just read in the Sojourners Daily Verse and Voice blog this challenging thought —
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “In the final analysis, a democratic government represents the sum total of the courage and integrity of its individuals. It cannot be better than they are.”
If that is true, we have no business complaining about, being critical and disdainful of our elected leaders. They are an expression of the collective character of the nation.
Perhaps this coming Lent can be a time of repentance and reflection on how we all can work to make this nation more whole, hospitable, honest and loving.