Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Use Stones to Rebuild, Not Tear Down

I wanted to mention a few things regarding the news of NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer hiring a high-priced prostitute. Our reaction is natural and immediate:

"What a sicko!"
"I can't believe he'd do that!"
"Let's run him out of town!"

As soon as we see a story like this in the news we immediately start to clean off our pitchforks, grab the KJV Bible and start to mercilessly judge someone we don't know.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not giving Spitzer any benefit of the doubt here. He did something wrong and he's admitted guilt (though nothing directly) and has apologized. He has a long legal battle laid out ahead of him, but more importantly he has a lot of broken relationships to mend.

It is easy for us to throw our stones at this guy, but let's remember that we probably aren't perfect ourselves. The energy that we spend talking about this situation could be much better spent. Instead of throwing our stones at Eliot we should use them to help build back up his family. Brokenness can be fixed with a foundation of prayer. We should be praying for this family. His wife and three daughters are probably feeling humiliated, angry, sad, and lonely. I can't imagine what they're going through. We need to pray for them to have some healing and though you may not like it.... we need to pray for Gov. Spitzer.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3/11/2008

    Nicely put Bob! Most people would start by saying many mean and hurtful things about him, but not many would think to pray first. Thank you for reminding us all what being a christian means. Pray first! Think about his wife and children also. They all need our prayers and good thoughts to get through this awful time!
    Thank You Bob for the reminder!!!!!!