Please indulge me in a personal note. Tonight, during the American Society of Newspapers convention here in Washington, my newspaper syndicate is having a reception marking 20 years as a syndicated columnist.
Time flies when you’re having fun and doing this column has been a rare and great privilege. There are thousands of reporters, but only a handful of syndicated columnists, mostly because it is an extremely demanding job.
When the Lord opened the door for me to write the column I promised I would seek to honor Him with it.
Only He can judge whether I have done so, but the platform it has given me to share the person and work of Jesus Christ has been something about which I never could have dreamed.
The best part of this job is the people one gets to meet. And the best part of meeting people is watching to see who God wishes to draw to Himself.
If God allows me to do this for another 20 years, or 20 minutes, I shall be content because I have been in His service.
I’m Cal Thomas in Washington.