Each week, the Orlando Sentinel asks two questions of 100 community leaders in Central Florida. Those with access to the online Sentinel can read all of this week’s 100-word responses when there are published online, usually late Saturday. For those without access, my responses are below. Selected responses appear in the Sunday print edition.
What was the biggest story of the week?
Living with uncertainty can be challenging and yet that is exactly what Central Florida was asked to do this week as we prepared for Hurricane Matthew. It may be a good time to note our reaction to uncertainty, for it is a part of life. The willingness to live gracefully into an ambiguous future is, for many of us, an acquired skill. We cannot guarantee outcomes but we can prepare as best as we are able and we can build our personal, relational, and communal strength so that we are ready to respond to the future… come what may.
What will be the biggest story in the coming week?
More presidential debates lie in our future (tonight, Sunday, 10/9 and Wednesday, 10/19). Meanwhile, on maps projecting election results, Florida continues to vacillate between light red and light blue. In some parts of the country, an individual vote may not seem to matter, but here in Florida every vote is precious. Though I believe that participating in our democracy is always important, Floridians have a special duty to vote at this time. Mail-in ballots have arrived in mailboxes. Early voting begins October 29th and is a great way to avoid lines and last minute mishaps. OK, Florida, let’s do this!
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