…for my friends on the Christian and Catholic right who think the sky is falling:
One day an old farmer’s horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “May be,” the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. “How wonderful,” the neighbors exclaimed. “May be,” replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. “May be,” answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son’s leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. “May be,” said the farmer.
Challenges remain, of course, on life and family issues and certainly on religious liberty. But ultimately, who knows how things will turn out, and how they might have turned out had things gone otherwise with the election. Lift up your heads and your hearts, pray and work, and bear witness. In other words, exactly what we would have had to do otherwise.