Mandela Wasn’t Perfect

If ever there’s a time when measuring sticks come out it’s after a large tree has fallen.

Praise for Nelson Mandela, from Rush Limbaugh to Barrack Obama, have caused me to wonder and dig deeper.

When was the last time a man has earned such respect from both sides of the political spectrum?

Obama’s praise, from my perspective anyway, may not be genuine…considering his nose dive in approval ratings, is this not a welcome respite from the Health Care disaster?

But who am I to judge?

Limbaugh’s praise surprised me, as he quoted Mandela on his program the other day…

Resentment is like drinking a poison hoping it will kill your enemies.

Who can disagree?

Here’s the bottom line folks…we have all done both good and evil.

Mandela signed into law abortion on demand in 1996 for South Africa, yet the Vatican mourns his loss.

Although this is no excuse for the killing of babies, I’m reminded of the question the Pharisees posed to Christ about divorce.

Matthew 19:

3 Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?”

4 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female, 5 and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? 6 So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

7 “Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?”

8 Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.

Lord, please come back as soon as You can, and rescue us from a world where so little makes sense.

Mostly Father, rescue me from myself, I too have a hardened heart.

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