In America, we’re moving into prime time political season. We will elect a president, 435 members of the House of Representatives, a numbers of U.S. senators, and thousands of state and local politicians. Let’s be fair, some politicians are good and strong leaders. They have a high ethical standard, care for their constituencies first, and seek to serve. But some politicians are bad. They put self first, they lie, and they seek power first. Can we, as Christians, learn any lessons from bad politicians? Absolutely. Let’s look at some of them.
Randy D’Alessandro served as pastor for the United Church of God congregations in Chicago, Illinois, and Beloit, Wisconsin, from 2016-2021. Randy previously served in Raleigh, North Carolina (1984-1989); Cookeville, Tennessee (1989-1993); Parkersburg, West Virginia (1993-1997); Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan (1997-2016).