Thought for the Week

Dear Friends,
Election day is looming!
When we are thinking about leadership with regard to May 7th what are we looking for?

The Bible shows us, in many different places, that there are four key words that shine a light upon what God means by human leadership.
These are:
– Commitment: are they rock solid? Will they run when the going gets hard or be pushed around by ‘public opinion?
– Conviction: do they have strong belief and values that they have articulated and that we can agree with?
– Competency: is there any sense that this person, asking for our vote, may be capable of the extraordinarily demanding life of a Member of Parliament
– Character (arguably the most important): is this person going to be the same person whomever they are with and whatever situation they find themselves in?