January 2009

Sharat and I stood in the bitter cold in a sea of people last week to witness our 44th President sworn into office. I could barely see the Capitol, but closing my eyes, I heard people around me whisper under their breaths "Thank you, Lord," "Yes, Lord" and "Yes we did" through the prayers and the inaugural address, and I knew I was standing in the heart of a singular spiritual moment in our nation's history where we as a people -- burdened with the sins of