Walking in the light
Sounds pretty simple - hard to live up to? Yes. I'll be the first to admit that it's quite difficult at times. Suppressing carnal instincts, such as expressing choice words for the folks I encounter on I-95, is so tempting, yet we are called to overcome those temptations.
Temptation of money can be difficult too - but still, we need to walk in the light.
Ralph Reed not granting interviews or allowing for even casual encounters with the press smacks of "what is he hiding?". Only everyone knows what's in his dark corner, and are looking for a light to reveal related details.
Honestly - if his boyish good-looks and his Christian Right connections weren't in his favor, the only place in public life he'd occupy would be one of disgrace.
Mr. Reed - for not only Georgia's sake, but for that of all Christians who struggle daily to walk in the light, please step out of the darkness and tell the truth about your dealings with Jack Abramoff, among other dealings. Please honestly tell us that you are not manipulating our common faith for personal gain. To accomplish any of that in the light is simply amazing, and if so, I commend you. Yet, from what little I know about politics, forgive me for being skeptical.
Read a very well-written and researched article about how Reed convinced God to agree with his politics and to where he is today.