It was both inspiring and exciting to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama. America is generally portrayed as a land of opportunity that deeply values diversity and the intrinsic rights and goodness of all people. I am proud to live in a country where such articulated values bear such glorious fruit. Yes, it has taken too long, and no, it does not erase a history of inequality and injustice. But, oh what a wondrous moment in time. By God’s grace, all things indeed are possible, and in time we may come to see as ordinary and normal such a momentous event. For today, we can bask in the glow of an enormous leap forward as a nation, and celebrate together a day that many thought might never come.