Saturday, 7 October 2017

One Day at the White House ...

One day toward the end of Barack Obama's second presidential term, he invited would-be presidential hopeful's, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, to the White House for an afternoon social. While entertaining his guests, they all took a stroll through the White House's beautiful gardens and discussed their visions for the future of America.

Suddenly, as they rounded the south-east corner of the presidential estate, they were all startled to see one of the beautiful shrubs all aflame. A burning bush? on the grounds of the White House of the United States of America? What could this mean?

As the three of them drew closer, they heard a voice which said, "Do not come any closer … Take off your shoes, for the place you are standing s holy ground" (Exodus 3: 5). Obama, Clinton, and Trump quickly removed their shoes and stood barefoot before the Lord God.

Suddenly there was heard a voice from the bush, and God said the each of them, "Before I can grant you each a place at my side, I must ask you about what you have learned and about what you believe in."

God first asks Barack Obama, "What do you believe?"

Obama thinks long and hard, looks God in the eye, and says, "I believe in hard work and in staying true to family and friends. I've been fortunate and blessed, and therefore believe in giving. I always look for ways to try and do right by my countrymen.

God can't help but see the essential goodness of Obama, and offers him a seat to his left.

The God turns to Hillary Clinton and asks her, "What do you believe?"

Hillary replies, " I believe passion, discipline, courage and honor are the fundamentals of life. Like Obama, I believe in hard work. I too have been fortunate and blessed, but win or lose, I've always tried to be a true patriot and loyal American."

God is greatly moved by Hillary's high-pitched eloquence, and he offers her a seat to his right.

Finally God turns to Donald Trump and says, "And you, Donald, what do you believe?"

Trump replies, "I believe you're in my seat."

Photo Credit: Spencer Means; Flickr Creative Commons
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