Our Best Course of Action
I'm late to the post-election party, which makes this the coldest hot take you're likely to read on the matter. This is better for all concerned, as it's given me time to collect my thoughts, discard most of them, and therefore inflict less pain upon you all and less embarrassment upon myself.
I did not vote for Trump, but I won't deny the relief that came with Clinton's defeat. Many would tell you that relief stems from an aggressive strain of misogyny, planted deep in the blighted garden bed of my soul, watered with Pepe's tears, bursting forth into Swastika-shaped blooms — but really, it's just because I think America has a better shot at not "apocalypting" itself with a clown in the White House instead of a felon.
That said, a sense of relief is very different from a sense of victory. I believe the patient has been spared another day, but I could never be persuaded they've been cured. A Trump presidency comes with its own unique set of perils, including a false sense of security and accomplishment which, if indulged, could prove more devastating than any Clinton administration ever would be.
Do not fall for it. Don't let your guard down now that the threat seems more remote. Do not go back to sleep. There is work to be done. Sometimes I think it a mercy our finite minds cannot fully grasp just how much work remains, for if we did, who would have the heart to even try? But we aren't going it alone. So I echo Joshua's exhortation: “Let God be true and all men liars. Tonight changes nothing about the church's mission. Carry on tomorrow into the new year.”
Perhaps our best course of action is to thank God that Hillary lost, and to work as though she won; to take seriously Paul's injunction to “pray without ceasing”; to be mindful of where we are and to labor with what we've been given.
Forget DC. Go to the root. Love your neighbor (you know, your honest-to-goodness next door neighbor). Serve your local church. Piss off a globalist — get married and make babies and raise them in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Do not despise the little things and remember that there is no quick fix — only long obedience in the same direction