History is being written every day, but this date —November 6, 2018—seems especially momentous. From the perspective of my lifespan perch, this thought may be especially true because I am a follower of Christ.
Today might be the day when the dismantling of civility reverses itself. This could be the moment in history when hate and anger are repudiated in no uncertain terms. A cultural shift back towards love of neighbor could brighten into focus. Truth and honesty could begin returning as cherished elements of public and private life. Large-scale muzzles could be fitted securely onto the ugly faces of egotism, narcissism and mockery of others. Reason, deliberation, insight, discernment and wisdom could find their way back into the national spirit.
The hot air of anxiety, dread and fear could be let out of the fat tires that some of our leaders have used to mobilize their own self-interests. Today could be the day when fresh air returns to our lives of faith.
Any of these historic turnarounds might happen across this land if we vote. Not metaphorically or attitudinally, but with our feet. Our legs and torsos heading to polls, our hands checking boxes on screens or paper, our voices encouraging others to exercise this precious part of freedom. Today we can take back history from those for whom disruption of the present and future is a preferred lifestyle choice. Today we can return the nation to its roots, its values, its kindest attributes, its sense of the greater good.
On this day we can make history!