Letters Get Noticed From All Over

The other day, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending an open house party in Indianapolis. Two of our 1972 high school classmates were there, along with several friends of our gracious host.

One of our classmates, let's call him John, brought up the subject of my letters to The Times' editor. John's mother clips them out and mails them to him in Indianapolis. John flattered me with many complimentary remarks, while I stood politely, restraining myself from interrupting his flow of thought. (I didn't want him to forget anything he wanted to say.)

What humbled me most is that the next day I could not recall much of what John so kindly said to me about my letters. All I could recall was how we strolled into an empty room and how I listened intently to his verbally delivered insights on what he believes is going on in America and the world. I enjoyed hearing his political theories, but what left the greatest impression on me was his handling of Bible scriptures.

John quoted relevant Bible passages in a piercing manner, as though he had a receiver feeding into his ear. I realized now that I live more of a sheltered life than I had originally thought, because I can't remember the last time I've heard someone use scripture so well from memory to fortify all their conversational points.

I was just thankful that I agreed with John's line of discourse; because if I hadn't, I could not have engaged him with equal reason, composure and conviction.

I had just recently finished reading a great book by syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, titled "The Things That Matter Most." When we left the party, I recalled that title and drove away remembering the things that matter most in my own life: Faith, family and friends. These are the three things that make life so valuable. Power, fame and wealth pale in comparison.

If anyone reading this letter has not yet personally figured that one out, then seek out someone who can explain it to you. I assure you it will be time wisely spent.

John also made a point to tell me he enjoyed reading Robert's (last name withheld for privacy) letters to The Times' editor. That is not the first time someone has made that comment to me. Robert has the rare talent of taking astounding information and presenting it in a concise, logical format for the discerning reader's consideration.

I myself have written private letters for circulation to friends on the "new world order" ideology and the ultimate goal of a powerful one-world government.

I would not want to try and dispute much of what Robert and like-minded people say politically and, apparently; neither does the mainstream press. Maybe their focus is on power, fame and wealth?

I would like to leave the discerning reader on an upbeat note by using the same piece of scripture quoted by Pat Robertson at the end of his fascinating 1991 book titled "The New World Order." In John 16:33, Jesus said, "In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

Thanks, John.

---Kenneth J. Wolf #34 (08/03/94)

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