Rising Above Ridicule

risingaboveJust in case we ever forget – which I’m sure we do not – the election cycle is certain to remind us of the power of ridicule. Every year the name calling and rhetorical slander gets worse and worse.

What astounds me, is how often two politicians can go head-to-head with each other, throwing some of the most abusive verbal mud-balls imaginable, and then end up supporting each other, or even running together, a few months later. It’s like a really bad version of Jerry Springer marries Oprah. With all the attention on bullying these days, you would think that these middle-aged and older “leaders” would grow-up.

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Leaders or Tag-alongs?

leaders“A genuine leader is not a searcher of consensus, but a molder of consensus.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Whether it is responding to recent attacks in Paris – and other Islamic State evils, campus protests, anti-police demonstrations or other societal upheavals, there is a an undeniable dearth of leadership from the Saints of God. It would appear that we have lost sight of our Heavenly mandate to proclaim the Kingdom of God and have exchanged it for cultural research and statistical models.

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