I’m not here to cheer or cry the morning after the elections. I’m here to look back upon old, and yet fresh, wisdom. May the closing words of Abraham Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address inform all of our hearts in the aftermath of yesterday’s election.
With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds . . . to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. – Abraham Lincoln