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Monday, January 18, 2016

Dr. King

Dr. King states, "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."  I wonder how many individuals who seek public office know how they stand during times of challenge and controversy. Many office seekers have the opportunity to serve because they have money and access to power.  They have comfort and convenience simply because they can afford it.  Many have never experienced poverty, homelessness, fear, hunger, inadequate education, pain, suffering, prejudice, bullying and immigration barriers,

 Dr. King also  states, "Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.  You don't have to have a college degree to serve.  You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace.  A soul generated by love."  I wonder how many candidates for office serve with a soul generated by love.  Is it love of country, love of people, integrity, selflessness, or greed, party affiliation, bribery, power, fear, selfishness, and wealth that is the motivation?

I believe that God gives us special gifts.  Some of us have the ability to serve our country and world as representatives of the people to help all achieve the goals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, Because of the magnitude of these skills and aptitudes, God also has higher expectations. I believe that when we die, God will ask us to account for what we have done with our talents.  Did we bury them in excuses or greed, did we maximize them and increase blessings for those we served? Did we invest them in creative ways to serve God, our country, our family, and our enemies?  Those who have more abilities will be judged with higher standards.  I challenge our future elected officials to use their offices to promote fair and honest laws and regulations for the overall benefit of society.

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