Lee Iacocca's lament may be going
He bemoans the lack of principled and
visionary leadership in America and makes a case that this is what's
Principled and visionary leadership has
been manifest in many areas, not the least of which is right here on the Five
Doves. The problem, I submit, is not with leadership, but with
The ONLY cure for our global woes is
repentance toward God and faith toward Christ. That's it. A true
leader who really wants to see us all extricated from this mess will point
toward and lead toward repentance and faith. That's been the clarion call
of many of us for YEARS.
But the followers won't follow.
The problem, they insist, is "fanatics" or "liberals" or "big business" or "the
previous administration" or _______ - well, you get the picture.
Regardless of how articulate anyone is in defining the problem, it is no
guarantee that the solution they propose is the correct one.
Read about some of the great leaders in
Israel: Hezekiah, Josiah, Nehemiah and a few others. In cultures
every bit as secularized and religionized as ours, they proposed spiritual
renewal as the only way to cultural and national
survival. Which of our so-called "leaders" -- the political
luminaries anointed by the main stream media -- are wearing sackcloth? Who
dares to shut down the taverns, strip joints and NFL and proclaim anything as
austere as the repentance of Nineveh?
We would if we could. Our
"leaders" won't. And the followers in this once-great nation still think
"it's the economy, stupid."
So, to answer Lee's question, our
"leaders" are going over the cliff and into oblivion. The true leaders are
being ignored by those who should be following them. Truly, judgment has
See you on the mezzanine.