Wednesday, March 12, 2008

stand by his cheating heart

Silda Spitzer is just the latest wife to stand by her politically powered husband, New York governor Eliot Spitzer, as he confesses to marital infedility. The junior senator from New York is, of course, the most famous woman to do that. Naturally, Silda is with him as he makes official his resignation, which will be on St. Patrick's Day. I think it's a tragedy for her, who is apparently married to a man who spent tens of thousands of dollars on what he called a "private matter." I don't think it's a tragedy for Spitzer himself; he knew exactly what he was doing.

"I have begun to atone for my private failings... the remorse will be with me.... our greatest glory is not in falling, but in rising..." How remorseful was he a month ago, when no one but Client-9 and "Kristen" knew what was going on?

I wonder: if a married female governor would admit to sexual liasons with an aide or a male escort, would her husband willingly stand by her? If he did, would everyone wonder what's going through his mind?

Anyway, the Spitzer family certainly needs prayer. Pray that wisdom will guide their actions, and pray that they come to know the love and forgiveness Jesus offers if they don't already know.

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