Who would you vote for? (Part 1)
It is time to elect a new national leader, and your vote is
very important. Here are some facts about the three leading candidates.
Candidate A associates with crooked politicians, and consults
with astrologers. He's had two mistresses. He also smokes constantly, plays
cards every chance he gets, and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
Candidate B has been kicked out of office twice, sleeps until
noon, takes leisurely baths lasting for hours, used opium in college and drinks
a quart of whiskey every evening.
Candidate C is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian,
doesn't smoke, drinks only an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife. He
is extremely kind to children and dogs.
Which of these candidates would be your choice?
But, before you choose, consider these points:
Now... whom did you choose?
- We should be very reluctant to "judge" until we have all the facts. And we
almost never (never?) have all the facts!
- God can work with just about
anyone, for good and for ill.
- Sometimes He chooses the most extraordinary
- Our estimation of things, including "leaders", may be
altogether at variance with God's.
The fact is... all three have been significant national
leaders, and even world leaders, who were clearly chosen and used by
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.