A New Year, An Old Hope

A New Year, An Old Hope

Happy New Year! Let’s hope this one will be better than 2008. That depends in what and in whom is your source of hope.

Is your hope in a political party or president? Do you believe that people who have helped create our problems will suddenly have an awakening and be told how to fix them? As the man says, if you believe that, I have some swamp land in New Jersey I’d like to sell you.

Neither the problems, nor the solutions are to be found in Washington. While I, like you, have my preferences, Republicans are no better than the Democrats in the way they waste our money and try to further their own careers at the public’s expense. Now we hear Republicans have learned their lesson, especially about small government. I’m not sure I believe them.

In any case, put your hope in God. He never disappoints. Only he can fix what is wrong with us, which isn’t the wrong politics, but the wrong God. We worship the idols of money, pleasure, things and earthly power. Better to worship God in 2009.

Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.