[For political junkies only]
Who won tonight?
On average thousands of Americans will have died tonight. It is to be hoped that many of them had won their race and can now claim the victor’s crown.
Whether Romney or Huckabee or Thompson or McCain has won the Iowa caucus (as I write this the caucus has yet to begin), they and we have a more important race to run. Hopefully it doesn’t end in 2008, but whenever it ends, it is the race of a lifetime. Nothing as transitory as a few years of leadership of a political entity on a portion of just one world is at stake. Thrones and dominions and powers and a seat at the right hand of God is at stake.
We are all citizens of our respective nations, and as citizens we have duties that include fully-informed voting and even running for office. But transit gloria mundi.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order; for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength. And again, it is expedient that he should be diligent, that thereby he might win the prize . . . .
Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. Courage, brethren; and on, on to the victory!
P.S. Don’t think I’m trying to nag you, if you’re a political junkie. I am my own intended audience.