What’s the penalty for lawbreakers? To a 5-year-old, their “faces get amputated.” People of faith understand this analogy. Perhaps all of us could use a facelift as we turn ours to the voting booth. Poor choices for candidates devoid of character leave our countenance in the dumps. Political candidates who have little or no “I’m sorry” in them are straw men at best. Humility flows most noticeably from a heart that has been saturated with love. Our faces also get restored when we realize how bad we miss it and we look vertically to the only one who can give it back.
Dr. Robert L. Hughes (seminary president and lifelong friend) said it this way: “A man’s eyes will invite you in to his soul depending on the pureness of his heart. When you go there the treasure will be love because pure hearts are fueled by love.” Sincere public servants would seem then to have a radiant countenance, so let’s consider candidates who reflect honesty, integrity, humility and love.
Anna Beth was looking for “restored faces,” and so should we. America would be much the better for it. Let’s pick high-character candidates this time, please. You know, the ones with the clear eyes and shiny faces. Anna Beth will be relieved.