What a year it has been at Smith Mountain Lake and across the country. Natural disasters, economic difficulties, and of course political debate. Speaking of politics, I am going to stick my neck out here and offer a few thoughts that I hope don’t offend, but which it seems should be said.
I read a quote from somewhere that said, “All that is necessary for evil to conquer is for good men to do nothing.” Were there ever truer words spoken? I can’t help thinking how applicable that sentiment is especially in an election year.
We as Americans still have the unique privilege of choosing our leaders. In many countries that is not the case. Granted the media and big money may somewhat distort what is accurate about those candidates for leadership, but with prayer and research, we can generally make a fairly educated choice about who we vote for.
Amazingly, however, I still hear people talking who are apathetic or unwilling to engage in helping to make a choice regarding the presidential candidates this year. If no other avenue seems clear there is the best source of all for wisdom, which is prayer.
Once again it is food for thought: “All that is necessary for evil to conquer is for good men (and women) to do nothing.”