I'm in Windsor this evening (more of that in a later post), and skived evensong to watch the inaugural address of President Obama. What a preacher! It was a moving moment and a crucial moment for our world. It was good to hear climate change mentioned. It was good to hear the affirmation that values and security should not be but in conflict.
It was, frankly, too much to live up to. But the vision needs to be set out, and it should be ambitious and lofty. It needs to be there in order to inform the compromises and the failures that will challenge it.
President Obama needs all the prayers he can get.