Only short time has passed since the election. But it has not been so short that I have not already encountered the whole range of emotions: anger, disappointment, and even despair on the one hand, and on the other hand, positive jubilation, relief and a sense of vindication. Which particular emotion I encounter depends on the person I am with. I myself am quite serene about it all. It’s not that I’m happy about the election results or that I am unhappy. I’m in a different place. Before the election I prayed saying: Lord, Thy will be done. Since I do trust in prayer and believe God hears me when I pray, I must now accept that God’s will is somehow or other being carried out. I can’t see how that happeneing; I just am sure that it is. So I am serene. In a time when there is social unease and fear of what the future may bring; when the economy is still depressed (and causing many people to be depressed along with it!) it is so helpful to have trust in God and to find inner peace because of that trust. Try it! It might be just what you need these days.