We now know who will be our next President. Last night, the states are dotting red, then blue, and it was white-knuckle time until it was time to release the knuckles, raise your hands to your head, and let out a long moan.
We have a sense of what the next four years will bring; John J. Thatamanil, associate professor of theology and world religions at Union Theological Seminary in New York, says:
How will we respond, those of us, who recognize Trump not only as incompetent but as depraved, not only as personally flawed but abusive – a candidate who brags about sexual violence? The easy and impulsive response is to resort to frustration, anger and outrage.
I suggest that we must move through to another more demanding and capacious response: we must permit ourselves to grieve.