Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council.
Leaders! Where would be without them? Our leaders have come in for a hammering in the past few days. Obama has still not managed to satisfy the 'birther zealots' and may have acted unlawfully in sanctioning the Osama 'hit'. The republicans have not exactly covered themselves with glory over the whole incident. Back home, Nick Clegg has taken a hammering in the elections, Cameron has only done alright, Milliband has been disappointing, especially in Scotland. The Israelis have suffered a setback as Hamas and Fatah seal a pact.
I have been reading about the First World War. 'Lions led by donkeys' they said. None of the leaders then could escape criticism. They say that all political careers end in failure and that is probably true. The Archbishop of Canterbury has come out with an equivocal statement about the bin Laden killing. Probably better to have said nothing like the Roman Catholic Church. Osama, himself, was a busted flush, holed up in a single room for five years, sidelined by his organization which was split, anyway.
The middle verse in the whole Bible is Psalm 118 v8: It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.