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You know, I’ve been thinking. . .
The Christian music stations like K-LOVE have a thing they call “Meet Me At The Pole.” On certain days (like the beginning of school, or when there’s trouble) the kids meet unofficially at the flagpole and pray for the school before classes. Highly unofficial, highly positive, Christian oriented activity.
More about “Meet Me At The Pole” HERE for 1999, HERE for 2007, and HERE’s the obligatory story about “Americans United for Separation of Church and State” suing the principal of a school for daring to allow this to happen.
Anyway, I’ve been e-mailing some friends this last week who are all feeling a sort of “malaise” bordering on dread over the coming inauguration. We’ve been batting ideas around trying to put some kind of positive spin on an event that doesn’t hold a lot of positive feelings for most of us.
I had an idea, though. I’m thinking about going to the flagpole during the inauguration. Going to the flagpole in front of the nearest federal building (courthouse, post office, etc.) at noon Eastern time (11am central) Tuesday January 20th and praying for the incoming President.
Because let’s be honest here. I don’t wish any harm, any evil on Barack Obama. I truly hope he’s the most successful President in the history of the United States. I pray daily he will be able to win over world leaders, dissuade terrorists from attacking the country, and repair the economy. I don’t care whether he does it through luck, skill, divine intervention, or unicorn farts. I truly wish he does just that.
However, I feel the chances of this are statistically insignificant. Which is to say, I’m worried.
I’m going to be at the U.S. Post Office on Huebner Road in San Antonio Tuesday the 20th at 11:00 am Texas Time to pray for this guy. Anybody join me?
And even if you can’t join me, go to your own Post Office. Got to the flagpole outside your place of business. Just walk outside your business and pray on the isdewalk.
Wanna do something positive? Here it is. Want to be part of a massive silent protest?
See you on the 20th.
* * * UPDATE 1: * * *
What an Idiot I am. It’s the *19th*, not the 20th. I’ve updated the post to reflect that. (It’s still Monday, though.)
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I’m a double-idiot. I was right; it is the 20th; but it’s TUESDAY, isn’t it? (For some reason I keep getting the dates of the Inauguration and the new Glenn Beck show on on Fox News confused. Yikes!)
Joining in so far:
Max Lucado and 215,00+ people (although, in fairness, I’m not sure who came up with this first; Max or me. Great minds Pray alike.)
It’s becoming a movement. Got several feelers from news organizations, too.