I think it’s safe to say that, no matter where you lie on the political spectrum, this week has been crazy.
On the day after the presidential election, a progressive Christian magazine I enjoy put out a call for readers to share their stories. Wednesday was pretty turbulent for me emotionally and putting things into words is usually helps me process things, so I took the time to write about how I felt.
Usually, I keep my head down on social media when it comes to divisive current events. I try to keep away from politics and anything that will cause division, judgement, or criticism. I broke that rule on Facebook a few times this fall in outrage over our now president-elect’s words about women. In the days after the election, though, I found that there was just too much going on inside me and found the words pouring out. If I were to put my piece in a category, I would call it a lament: an outpouring of emotion that captures the pain of a moment in time.
I submitted my piece and, to my surprise, Sojourners published it on their website. Before you read this post any further, please take a moment to read the piece, which can be found here. Continue reading