Rick Warren's prayer was the best speech of the day. He proclaimed God's love for all people --asked forgivenes for our failings and for our lack of civility to each other. Pastor Rick also closed without saying "In Jesus name" by ending with the Lord's Prayer --yet, was true to his witness, in acknowledging Christ as His Savior and the giver of the Lord's Prayer.
I did wonder if he should not have referred to Obama's election being significant because he was afr-american. Although that significance was noted by many Afr-americans themselves. But I bet obama would like to be known for something other than his race --like to have people quit focusing on that --though it is a milestone against racism in America. He'd like to think that his election was great and joyous for his attributes other than race, I'm sure!
I have to agree with Gerson (speaking on Fox News) that Obama's speech was good in content --like all innaugural speeches --but not literarily significant --no great memorable lines to go down in history--and lots of cliches. I found it rather anti-climactic in emotional tone --and noticed that people actually looked bored, not inspired.
I certainly wish him great success as a president --but he has a lot of evil forces at work on him --who want him to promote gay marriage and abortion and the atheistic and liberal agenda in general. Feinstein and Pelosi come to mind. Why was Feinstein so prominent in the event?
If Obama accomplishes reform in Social Security and health care, without breaking the bank, he will have done something necessary. I don't want national health care, per se, but I sure do think all families need jobs and insurance.
I bet Condi Rice is more qualified than Hillary to be Secretary of State.
"God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and have eternal life."--the Bible