A famous and gifted speaker pointed out the truth that a person should be judged on their character instead of color. I think the same should be part and parcel of decisions involving talent and character. In other words, does the person under scrutiny have character or simply talent. This matters immensely when a super talented person is espousing some political or religious idea.
Our nation is filled to the gills with talented men and women telling us how we should live, when they have no idea of right and wrong, of fairness and justice for all. The idea that talent equals character is specious at best and criminal at worst. The false concept that somehow the world owes everyone in some group the life of Riley is foreign to right thinking, hard working men and women.
A German of rare talent and character wrote:
“A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
My life career has been as a Christian preacher/ pastor and during this span of 55 years this coming May 10th has given to me the privilege being around some men and women of enormous talent and of stalwart character. Also, the opposite, some professing Saints of enormous talent and very little character. One line that is used often to excuse a lack of character in persons of great talent is, “Great men/women have great needs.” The needs referenced are in the realm of sins strictly forbidden in God’s word.
In the coming years it will be mandatory for people professing Christ to trust Christ for a decent lifestyle as well have stellar talent or tremendous beauty. This should have been true through the recent golden years of Christianity. Talented but character challenged people should be confined to the looney bin of Hellywood.
Notice Paul’s encouragement on the subject:
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4.
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