Just a few thoughts prompted by congressman Wiener’s indiscretions:
- 1. The congressman is not the first to lose his brain somewhere along the way regarding sexual matters. I dare say most of us men have brainlessly given in (or been strongly tempted) to illicit sexual impulses.
- A little sympathy is due to the man whose world has crumbled. He has destroyed his career as a public figure. He lives in a glass house and his indiscretions were, and ultimately are, public and potentially career-ending. Shall we write him off or give him a chance to clean up his career and marriage?
- You self-righteous politicians (on both sides of the aisle) need to shut up. You know you are self-centered and politically motivated. If something similar happened to you, what would you want others to “do unto you” as you have done?
- Let us pause and remember politicians and presidents who have fornicated and committed adultery and are still lionized by those who know the history but have chosen to ignore it. Do you need names here? Of course not.
- Did the congressman’s exposures need to be exposed? Absolutely! Such behavior on the part of a representative of the people must not be tolerated. He didn’t just slip into lewd behavior, he dove head-first into it.
- As you know, Mr. Wiener resigned publically amidst catcalls and insults. Yes, his actions were uber despicable. But, under tremendous pressure to resign, he did so. Let him go in peace! Time will tell if he’s learned any lessons.
- Finally, what would Jesus do? If you really want to know, read John 8:1-11.
Now it could be that none of my readers has ever come close to making a serious sexual mistake – even if it is only in your mind. If that is the unlikely case, you apparently have permission to cast the first stone. If not, then just go on about your business, leave the congressman alone and seek to be pure of mind and heart.
Is Mr. Wiener redeemable or incorrigible? Since all I know is what I read in the papers or see on television, I don’t have a clue. I do find myself, however, wishing that I could talk to him and see if he is open to the forgiveness and redemption that is in Christ Jesus. I believe he might like the idea of “walking in newness of life.”