History & Hopes


I will be watching Obama's inauguration, at 1700GMT (via the BBC), along with several other billion human companions around the world.

I don't have expectations that he is messianic, and he himself seems self aware and able to express an understanding of his limitations, and those of government.

And I'm not cynical enough not to be moved by what his inauguration represents.

So I will watch, pray, and enter into the experience of people in the US and around the world, excited by the power of vision and leadership, and the hope that springs from that.