Monday Ministerial Musings
By Rev. Mark William Ennis
2022 Blog #11
March 21, 2022
I respect President Zelensky
People who know me know that I rarely have anything good to say about politicians. In fact, I’m told that my face contorts when I speak about them or even think about them. I don’t know that for a fact, but I trust these observations from friends. I may have to stop painting with such a broad brush. I have come to respect President Zelensky of Ukraine when I watched his address to the congress of the United States and I wish we had a few politicians like him.
He has more courage than I do. If I had the choice to leave a war zone or stay in it I don’t know which choice I would make. I would like to think that I would stay and fight but I don’t know. I have never been tested with such a choice. He is a man of courage for staying.
I was impressed by how calm he was while addressing the congress. He was sitting in a city that was under attack by the Russian army and yet he was totally calm. I can’t imagine sitting calmly when bombs were falling around my neighborhood.
President Zelensky asked for nothing for himself. He did not even ask for soldiers to come and help his nation. He asked only for equipment; the means for citizens of his gallant nation to defend themselves. One asked to respect a man who is thinking of others above himself.
Before and after his speech he received a standing ovation from the members. I am happy that they rose to give President Zelensky the respect that he deserved. It wasn’t long however, before our members of congress stood in front of television cameras in expensive suits and started to blame others for the lack of aid to Ukraine. Each party blamed members of the other party for not doing enough.
I will continue to pray for the citizens of Ukraine and President Zelensky and I hope that our politicians learn a few lessons about leadership from this courageous and dignified President.
I thank my childhood friend, Lidia Hawryluk, who posted this photo of President Zelensky on her Facebook page.
# Ukraine #Russia
#Peace # Conflict
#CongressionalAddress # PresidentZelensky
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