Forward isn’t just a campaign slogan — it’s a direction. It is the direction we all should be going — personally, professionally, and politically. However, it is not the direction we have seen our beloved United States headed for quite some time.
We don’t know when you could say we stopped moving forward — became stagnant or even regressed. We just know it’s not happening now.
We don’t believe any one politician or political party can start forward progress. We believe it takes everyone — all of our country’s citizens and most certainly all of its political leaders — to move forward.
No matter who is elected as President in Tuesday’s General Election or who took the countless other races in this election across the country — no one person can move us forward on their own. It must be a concerted effort, all in concert, for real progress to occur.
It is said that Eleanor Roosevelt prayed the following prayer every night. Oh that we could set these words on our hearts and let them move our hands and mouths. Let’s take the passion that this election elicited and use it to move us forward to a country made new.
“Our Father, who has set a restlessness in our hearts and made us all seekers after that which we can never fully find, forbid us to be satisfied with what we make of life. Draw us from base content and set our eyes on far-off goals. Keep us at tasks too hard for us that we may be driven to thee for strength.
“Deliver us from fretfulness and self-pitying. Make us sure of the good we cannot see and of the hidden good in the world. Open our eyes to simple beauty all around us and our hearts to the loveliness men hide from us because we do not try to understand them. Save us from ourselves and show us a vision of a world made new.”