Monday in the Fifth Week of Lent

Recently I gave some thought to our 24 hour news cycle, and how we view our leaders and heroes. Now I am one who rarely allows myself to generalize without a massive amount of evidence to support my view, but on this thought I find myself unable to avoid my own admonition about generalization.
We tend, fed by the media, to relish in the foibles of our most successful, not on their good deeds. We expect more than simple humanity. We expect even if their actions are good; to be motivated for a bad reason.

During Lent we should focus not just on a cynical view of the individual’s motivation. Let us focus on the good done by the individual; not their flaws in character or an egotistical motivation. Let’s meditate on whether the deeds radiate character. Do the deeds and, more importantly, do their actions embrace decency and an unfailing sensitivity of soul.

If we do we will tune out the 24 hour news cycle, and turn on the music of God.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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