Both Sides of Humility

Both Sides of Humility

To the Editor:

Frank Wolf has been a decent congressman, but his column in last week's Connection shows how easy it is for politicians to (unintentionally?) speak with a forked tongue [It’s Going to Take Humility, Connection, Oct. 16-22, 2013]. At first he tells us, almost lectures us, about the value of humility. I agree, he's on target here. The swelled heads of congressmen leads to hardened opinions and an unmerited sense of self-importance on both sides of the aisle.

That's good counsel, but then Wolf proceeds to show us all that he has yet to heed his own advice, for in the back half of his column he chastises his opponents and tells us all, in no uncertain terms, what's wrong with the country and his personal vision for fixing it. That doesn't sound like humility to me!

I want to offer to Wolf that if we are going to get government back on track, then we all must embrace humility—including him. Frank, let humility lead you to be a genuine peacemaker (Matt 5:9) and consensus builder in Congress. My vote for you in the next election depends on it.

Chris Johnson