It Is Impossible to Rightly Govern a Nation Without God and the Bible

Over 230 years ago this quote was uttered by our nation’s founding father George Washington. Imagine that. A president who unabashedly proclaimed his dependence, and our country’s dependence, on God. Unfortunately our leaders and country have fallen far away from the early principles that made the American dream possible.

“It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible”. – George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

Today we are seeing the truth of this statement unfold before our very eyes. Our country has fallen prey to those who seek power for their own benefit, those who worship themselves over God. Those who only mention God and the Bible to score political points in order to move their own agendas forward.

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Let Your Heart Feel for Everyone, Leadership by Empathy

Our country has had many great leaders but only one who is called the father of our nation. We could write about the many character traits that made Geroge Washington a great leader, but today I’ve picked an unlikely one, that is leadership by empathy. This is arguably the most Christ-like character trait of leadership.

“Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone.” – George Washington

So mourn with those who are mourning, rejoice with those who are rejoicing, and empathize with those around you.

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