Sunday, November 4, 2012

A Story About A "Godly" President

   The story is told of U.S. President James Garfield's first Sunday in Washington, D.C. after his inauguration.  A member of the cabinet insisted that a cabinet meeting must be called at 10:00 a.m. the following day (Sunday), to handle a matter that threatened a national crisis.  Garfield refused on the grounds of another appointment.  The cabinet member then insisted that the national matter was of such great importance that the President should break his engagement.
   Garfield refused.  Then the cabinet member remarked, "I would be interested to know with whom you could have an engagement so important that it cannot be broken." Garfield replied, "I will be as frank as you are.  My engagement is with the Lord, to meet Him at His House and at His table at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, and I shall be there."
   The President was at worship services the next morning.  The nation survived the crisis.  President Garfield was a member of the Lord's church.
   The Lord's statement is still true: "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
   Has our current President kept his most important appointment?    
On Tuesday vote for a U.S. President who will "Seek God First."

Nothing New Under the Sun Including Sustainable Development

  I wrote the piece below last summer after listening to KrisAnne Hall speak at the CICA Convention.  As the Global and U.S. Roundtable fo...