We Need a Divergent Leader


By: Susan Bea Good


This afternoon I took my daughter and niece to see the movie “Insurgent.” The characters reminded me of many of the Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential race.

This Sunday “Erudite”* Ben Carson’s Facebook page featured a message to his followers: “…let us remember the role that Jesus Christ and God play in our lives. Let us also remember that Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in God…” (No further comment needed!)

Mike Pence relented to pressure and weakened the RFRA he signed into law last month. The Indiana governor appeared at first to be a strong and principled Conservative…but alas, he’s turned out to be just another “Amity.”*

“Candor”* member Jeb Bush doesn’t shy away from revealing what he stands for. That’s how we are able to eliminate him early!

Marco Rubio is willing to give amnesty to illegal immigrants. This member of “Abnegation”* is very generous, with other people’s possessions.

Rand Paul is “Dauntless”* as he “opens the tent” for non-Conservatives to come into the Republican Party.

There certainly are a few more possible candidates worth watching, Governor Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Col. Allen West, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Scott Walker, Gov. Chris Christie, Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Rick Perry, and even “The Donald.” But I think I’ve identified the one and only 100% “Divergent”* candidate in Senator Ted Cruz.

*Factions: Abnegation, for the selfless; Amity, for the peaceful; Candor, for the honest; Dauntless, for the brave; Erudite, for the intellectual; and Divergent, for the one who is able to resist peer pressure and stand strong alone!

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord; knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”  (I Corinthians 15:58/ESV)

The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!

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