Last night was a pretty special night. All over the world, that is. I was sitting in an airport in Germany when this all happened, and I am pretty sure the entire world was watching what was about to happen, hoping for what they believed was the best.
As of sometime early this morning, Donald Trump is officially the President-elect of the United States of America to assume the office on January 20, 2017.
I don’t think I still know enough about Donald Trump to comment on the outcome of the election. I did not support him (even though I don’t get to vote here in this country), but now that he is the President-elect, I do wish him well and pray for him. Ultimately, as Abraham Lincoln put it at the beginning of his second administration, we, as a nation, are to strive to “achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations” (H/T to TGC). I am convinced that this can only happen when and if all — not just those elected to offices — strive and run together. Maybe, just maybe, then, it might not matter on the most fundamental level who gets to be the next president, as much as we fear.