For the next year or so, it will seem that all the news will be about politics. For the republicans, the most interesting candidate seems to be Donald Trump. He has MANY, MANY faults, but I do like his straight forward, "get things done" no nonsense answers. And he has a reputation for getting whatever he wants, which is a good thing for a president. Dr. Ben Carson may be the best choice, though, because he too talks no-nonsense, but is a more sensible person. Only time will tell who gets nominated and who will be our leader. Whoever is elected, I sincerely hope that he will NOT be a person who continually blames others and makes excuses without end.
But, wait- people change. Even if someone makes way too many mistakes and has a good heart- they can change. Here is a Biblical example (and one of my favorite people) from the New Testament...
Acts, Chapter 15 (WEB)
36 After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let’s return now and visit our brothers in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, to see how they are doing.” 37 Barnabas planned to take John, who was called Mark, with them also. 38 But Paul didn’t think that it was a good idea to take with them someone who had withdrawn from them in Pamphylia, and didn’t go with them to do the work. 39 Then the contention grew so sharp that they separated from each other. Barnabas took Mark with him, and sailed away to Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas, and went out, being commended by the brothers to the grace of God.
Colossians, Chapter 4 (WEB)
10 Aristarchus, my fellow prisoner, greets you, and Mark, the cousin of Barnabas (concerning whom you received commandments, “if he comes to you, receive him”),
Mark was a quitter, but changed his ways. If he can change, so can any one of us. There is hope, we can improve!!! Today, I will get something done and will not make excuses, because that is important to me. How about you?