It seems that these stories come one right after another. South Carolina’s governor Mark Sanford announced yesterday that he has been involved in an extramarital affair for over the past year. In the wake of his selfish weakness is a career in question, a state and a staff in disbelieve, and a shattered marriage and family. He spent seven minutes of a nine minute news conference apologizing to to all the people that will be directly affected. There will be untold thousands that are indirectly affected by this one man who was not strong enough to maintain a sacred vow and commitment.
Let’s play the multiplication game for a minute, Mark Sanford is just the latest public figure to live over the line. Between politicians, pastors and other prominent men we get a news jolt like this on a very regular basis. For every high profile man that wimps out on their wife and family…how many thousands of men’s stories do not make the nightly news? How many walking wounded do we have from this devastating scud missile.
“The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men“— Martin Luther King, Jr.
When will men, stop living these lies?