Storm in a teacup
O…ba…ma, Obama, Obama. There I said it…now half the viewers will continue reading and half will click off, swearing never to come back to this site. That’s how sadly this country is divided. It started with Clinton (Dem), then Bush Lite (Rep), and now Obama (Dem): how the pendulum swings. The new President barely six months in power is under both spotlight and microscope like none before. Let’s take the latest ‘tempest in a tea cup’: the Gates/Crowley episode....
Somehow this managed to become a presidential affair rather than a mayoral one (the furthest this should have gone) and apexed with the now famous (or infamous) ‘beer summit’. You can follow that story here:
This is only one of thousands of reports on this matter broadcast and published all over the world. In fact this was reported in the Trinidad Express newspaper recently: “There will be no "beer summit' between Prime Minister Patrick Manning and the Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT).” Read it here if you are bored, masochistic or studying the idiosyncrasies of third-world politics.
Back to the NY Post report and the spotlight/microscope thing before my mind wanders off into the abyss. We were told what he wore (no jacket), what he drank (which should piss off – (am I allowed to say that?) 99% of breweries), how long it lasted (shorter than the time it took to hunt and peck this blog), etc, etc, ad nauseum. Do we need this, does the President need this? Is this ‘news’ or even ‘newsworthy’? Jeez, gimme a break.
Whether we like him or not Mr. Obama is our president and as a nation that still proclaims itself ‘One nation under God’, we should all be praying for him. If you like him then pray that he will be like biblical kings David and Solomon who were both flawed but repented and submitted to God. If you don’t like him then you should pray that God will use him like he did king Darius of Persia to show his (God’s) glory to the nations. But we need to pray for all our elected leaders, church leaders, bosses and anyone in a pastoral leadership role (like parents) no matter what we think of them. As far as I remember Christ died for all mankind not just for those who think like us. Who said Christianity was going to be easy (they forgot about the cross)?
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
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For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
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