A Higher Standard.
June 19, 2013
Well, it’s certainly been an embarrassing few weeks for Canadian politicians. Federal, provincial and municipal, the commons and the senate and all three of the major political parties have taken it on the chin…. and so they should. Not only do I believe that politicians should have to follow the same rules as the rest of us, but that they should also be held to a higher standard. After all, they make the laws.
I feel the same way about police officers and don’t get me started on police cars that I have seen turn without signals or coast through stop signs, grrrr. And to be fair I think pastors should be held to higher standards as well. Although I don’t think it’s fair for people to have those expectations of the preacher’s kids.
And before you think you are getting off so easy, go back and read the Sermon on the Mount. It would appear that Jesus was holding his followers to a much higher standard than the world. And the world holds Christ Followers to a much higher standard than others, so that’s why it’s more news worthy when a priest or a pastor misbehaves than a teacher or hockey coach. And that’s the way it should be. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.