Earlier this month, while we were at Pepperdine U for a lectureship, I met with Christopher Columbus on campus. I'm not sure what the connection is there, but it is interesting that they chose to memorialize the man who 'discovered' America in 1492. I know that is disputed these days, but what isn't.
There are those, now that no living person was a witness, who tell us horrible tales about the men in history whom we have honored for centuries. I choose to believe the best.
Perhaps it is because I was created in God's image that I have mercy for those who have gone on before us. I know that, as the Bible says in Romans 3:23, "... ALL have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. There is no one, past or present, except for our Lord Jesus, who has been perfect.
For example, I love the story about George Washington who 'could not tell a lie'. I would venture to say that not many would say that George never ever in his life told a lie. But if he did, he was still known as a truthful fellow... Something I would like to be able to say about politicians today.
Eric Holder is in the news today for saying he knew nothing about the government investigation of reporters, yet he personally signed the orders. Even the Huffington Post (by far not a conservative paper) is saying it's time for Holder to go.
It's been a lovely day in northeast OH today. Looking forward to another cool, but sunny day tomorrow.
Remember those who served our country. Many gave their lives for the freedom we are giving away.