The reality is -- I know it isn't.
Peace be with you ....
The first is that when he pardoned Richard Nixon, he threw himself on a grenade to protect the country from shame, from going too far. It was an act of deep political courage, and it was shocking. Almost everyone in the country hated it, including me. But Ford was right. Richard Nixon had been ruined, forced to resign, run out of town on a rail. There was nothing to be gained -- nothing -- by his being broken on the dock. What was then the new left would never forgive Ford. They should thank him on their knees that he deprived history of proof that what they called their idealism was not untinged by sadism.
Our membership, stewardship and discipleship have shown increases that we also are prayerful will continue to rise. I am of the view that increasing Sunday Attendance leads to the others having some increase.