by Karl Spain
It’s not too late.
Things appear to be in a shambles, no doubt, but I encourage you to look to your faith at this critical time, and in it, you will find the truth.
Lincoln was your hero (according to you), channel him, use his strength, and make his knowledge yours. He read the Bible everyday and looked to Jesus, daily, as an inspiration, and to be honest, was in a bigger mess than you are, and he came out on top – routinely named by the American people as the most popular president of all time. It’s all about the ninth inning.
His daily reading and application of Christ-like decision making lead to the following personality/professional traits that made his success possible. I added the Obama ratings to point up where he could make improvement.
Trait ————————Lincoln Obama
Humility ———————10 – – – – 3
Honesty ——————– 10 – – – – 4
Intellect ———————10 – – – – 8
Popularity (Leverage) — 3 – – – – 9
Political Skill ————— 9 – – – – 5
This is good news for the President; he can control most of those factors above, and even more so, if he looks to Lincoln’s source of guidance, the word/thinking of Christ.
Most people will think I’m crazy for writing this, but I believe the president knows what I’m talking about and would like to try such a method, he simply hasn’t had the courage, because so much of his base, resents even talk — of “Christian” solutions.
He doesn’t need to talk about it. It will work without acknowledgement, the president should just look for the completely love motivated solution, and he’ll start to get results.
Christ was a genius, as was Lincoln, his protégé, it only makes sense to listen to them.