“…people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:15-16
Not many people are given an opportunity to appear on the national stage; Many who do, recognize the significance of such a privilege, and understand the importance of that particular moment in history. The words to be spoken are to be measured with the utmost care, simply because, once spoken they can never be taken back. Many have had the misfortune of a misspoken word or phrase, thus conveying the wrong message. Some recover from such a moment and some never do.
In my opinion Senator Ted Cruz had such a moment, and an awesome opportunity at the RNC to stand tall, help unify his party, and demonstrate before the nation; the power behind the genuine Christ centered values he claims to live by. I cannot speak to what his motives were, nor will I pass judgment on him for what he said. However, I do believe he might have let his dislike for Donald Trump’s personality get the best of him. Although none of us are beyond making that same mistake, we who are the Church must be aware of the importance of the moment, and make the most of every opportunity to let the life and the light of Christ within us shine for all to see.
Those of us who speak publicly do have a responsibility to be prepared, and hope we will recognize the moment and seize that opportunity to say just what the occasion calls for. I hope history will reflect kindly on the Senator, I do not believe him to be a bad person. I can tell you that I have indeed prayed for him . – JSP