Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Your missionary to Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, Rob Schenck, reporting:

If you read my post of yesterday, you know I am no fan of soon-to-be former New York governor Eliot Spitzer. I must say, though, that his brief statement today announcing his Monday resignation was aptly put. He said the right things in the right order. I pray that indicates the Governor is getting good spiritual counsel.

Today Spitzer acknowledged his moral failure, its injury to his family, his need for atonement, and offered an apology to the people of New York. He spoke of remorse, gratitude for the love and compassion shown to him, and even alluded to the words of Jesus, "To whom much is given, much will be required." Then, he announced his resignation effective March 17, giving his replacement, Lt. Governor David Patterson, time for an orderly transition.

Rarely do we see a fallen politician articulate the proper path of redemption. Spitzer did so today. Our prayers are with him and his family. He has a long, rough road ahead.

More later. . . .

Rev. Rob Schenck
Faith and Action
109 2nd St, NE
Washington, DC 20002

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