I am so sorry that many of you cannot rejoice with me and offer praises to God for a long-standing dream that has finally come true.
I am also sorry that many of you believed the political mud-slinging during the campaign that sought to destroy the character of a very brilliant man who will now be your president.
I also know that you have never walked in my shoes so you cannot understand all the cheers and tears of the many who danced as they watched the election of the first African-American president of the United States.
I was born an American citizen, but had to fight to earn the right to be one.
I cannot understand your fears when we have made it through other presidents and their messes. Just in case you forgot, it was God wholoved you with all your mess.
Mr. Obama is not perfect and neither are any of us.
Many of you have no idea that there were times when a Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s kind of preaching was what we needed to keep going when times were hard.
Although many of us are exposed to many different gifted men of God, we have the intelligence to decide if what we hear applies to our lives.
I pray that you would join me as a fellow believer and American. As you look at our first African-American first-family, find a kinship and hear his heart.
Give this man a chance.
Hear the words of President-elect Obama: “I will be your President, but I need your help.”
You may not agree with me as I still shout in victory, but please join me in prayer for the Obama’s as they accept the challenge of leading our country.