Patience is truly a virtue in this year’s US election. There is so much at stake in the choices Americans face tomorrow, not only for the people of the United States. It is a leap of faith to believe that after tomorrow, Americans of all backgrounds and persuasions will come together and forge a common purpose for the good of the country and the world.
I happily take my lead from Pope Francis who reminds us today that there is a greater good worthy of our aspirations.
By the grace of God and with faith in democracy, let us pray that America and the world will reject the bitterness and hatred that has been part of this election, and resolve to do and make things better. Humility is after all one of the common teachings of the world’s great religions. It is what should guide us as we move forward.