May 22, 2007
Here's today's Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
American writer Walter Lippmann once said, The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. For the Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell, building a legacy of conviction started long before his death. It began more than 50 years ago with his burning desire to serve Jesus Christ. By founding a church of thousands and, in 1971, Liberty University, Dr. Falwell has helped generations learn and live for Christ. As a spiritual giant in the political world, Dr. Falwell stood for family, faith, and freedomeven when the stands he took were unpopular. While I was a student at Liberty, I met Dr. Falwell at a Wednesday night prayer service at Thomas Road Baptist Church. I asked him to pray with me because I believed God was calling me away from my law enforcement background and into politics. Im pleased to say that 20 years later, after serving in public office, I had the opportunity to thank Dr. Falwell for his friendship, his influence on my life, and his impact upon our nation. I hope youll join me and the entire staff here at the Family Research Council in praying for Dr. Falwells familyand thanking God for the powerful vision he left behind.