John the Kasich is now trying to sound more pious than John the Baptist. In an attempt to appear to social religious conservatives that Kasich largely distinguished himself from but not seeks to pump up his turnout in November (And sell more books!), Kasich wrote a column for the Faith section of today’s Washington Post. (Yet another example of Kasich giving more attention to the national media than Ohio.)
There’s a story about this in the New Testament. One person buried his talents in service to God; another quietly honed his talents and used them in a small way; the third exploited his talents to the fullest. And how were these three people judged? The first was severely chastised, for not using his talents in service of the community. The second was rewarded in only the most meager of ways, while it was the third person who reaped the biggest reward.
If you’re blessed with a God-given talent, you are meant to use it, and to use it fully – because, after all, we perform for the glory of God. We must strive to do good works, to pursue our gifts and abilities to the fullest, and to share the benefits of those good works with others.
To whom much is given, much is expected.
[FLASHBACK:] Strickland’s charitable giving exceeds Kasich.
As Joseph pointed out in April:
Kasich’s income was over 6.5 times that of Strickland and yet the Governor gave more money to charity. The difference become really clear when you consider that Strickland’s giving was 17.67% of his income while Kasich’s was only 2.39%.
John Kasich doesn’t practice what he preaches.