Though what happens elsewhere is international news and thus should attract our interest it seems to me that criticisms of American political realities from non-Americans is tinged with impertinence. So I stand indicted like so many of us here.
The day of the US elections I told my family and two deacons in our church that my gut instinct is that Mr. Trump would win. This had no more prophetic portent than the ‘gut instincts’ of Gibbs in NCIS, but it just worked out to be so.
Well, from the result was made known I have had this other gut instinct or hunch that he will not actually be inaugurated as POTUS. My gut has not said what will happen but something will block his inauguration. A tad sub-rational it certainly was but my hunch was somewhat aggravated by my watching the Netflix series Designated Survivor, the same day of the results.
What is embarrassing for me as a clergyman is that I cannot say God has said anything to me in all of this and worse I have no hunch at all about local government elections here at home.
I guess I am no closer to God than the biblical Balaam (see Numbers 22) whose Jenny ass had to be used by God to block danger ahead of them both. So, despite the self-indictment overtones I would have to say in Numbers 22 the real ass in the account was Balaam thus a Jack ass was riding and rescued by a Jenny ass!
Call me crazy and I readily plead guilty, but this text for me is easily the most humourous yet insightful account in the whole Bible.
Well, let’s see what will happen in USA politics up to January next year.