Monday, February 15, 2010
Political Quote of the Day
What we need in this country is more voices of light like this one. I have a good friend in Mark Van Wagoner, a seasoned broadcaster, radio voice and on-screen veteran, who aspires to become a "voice of light." It is his signature desire and aspiration. In the meantime while he waits for his dreams to be fulfilled, he is one of our Professional Placement Program instructors in the Professional Career Workshop and he walks the walk of his dreams and aspirations. He is truly a voice of light to all around him. If you are looking to find a new job, I strongly encourage you to enroll in one of his workshops.
This book, authored by Chris and Ted Stewart, is just such a "voice of light" in today's topsy-turvy political landscape. I recommend the book without reservation.
It is from a review of the book by Carma Wadley that appeared in this morning's Deseret Morning News that today's political quote of the day comes. It inspired me as I recalled the contents of the book, and I hope it produces the same result with all my readers:
A lot of people worry about all the bad things that are happening in the world, they say. "Many people think America may no longer be worthy of God's help," says Chris. But, at what percentage of unbelief does God give up on us? he asks. If it's 51 percent believers and 49 percent nonbelievers, are we OK? If the scale tips to 51 percent nonbelievers, are we done?
There are precedents in the Bible that say no, he says. "But we want to encourage people who still believe to stand up for their beliefs; we want them to know they are not alone. Our country is not perfect. But most of us look at the people in our lives, and they are good people. I've lived all over in the military and met a lot of good people, who try to do right. Sometimes, I think we don't give enough credit to what is good in this country. . ."
As they began to think about a book and as they started researching stories, the Stewarts realized another very important thing: America has a unique role. "It is the source of democracy in the world. We believe that is important to God, and that is why he protects us," Ted says. "And if that is true, we have every reason to have hope for the future."