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After the Election

We Must Work for Respect, Friendship, and Unity

Johann Christoph Arnold

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    Yes , It is time to respect each other and we all need to learn to live together in peace and brotherhood. Wherever we live and whoever we are on this temporary world.

The election now is over. To the surprise of many, Donald Trump won and will now become our forty-fifth president. Let us be reassured that no matter how contentious this election was, God was there all along, and led us through it. What is important now is that we do not forget where our real help comes from, especially if there is now a time of political upheaval and economic uncertainty.

The only answer is that we return to a living faith in God, and to the commandments to love him with all our heart and mind and soul, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. If we truly do this, we will have a chance to recover the firm footing on which our nation was first founded, and once again become a symbol of stability and hope for the rest of the world.

This is also the only way that we will be able to rediscover the vision that our forefathers had when they gave us the Constitution and the structure of government needed for society to flourish. This is the America that welcomed me and my family when we arrived in this country some sixty years ago.

It is no secret that our country remains sharply divided. All the same, it is up to each one of us to work for respect, friendship, and unity in our homes, churches, schools, and places of work. Years ago, George H. W. Bush spoke of a thousand points of light. As people of faith, we know what this light is, and where it comes from, and we need to ask and pray that each one of us carries it as we now go forward.

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Contributed By Johann Christoph Arnold Johann Christoph Arnold

A noted speaker and writer on marriage, parenting, education, and end-of-life issues, Arnold is a senior pastor of the Bruderhof, a movement of Christian communities.

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