Not to say that Mitch is bad or that Chris is good, or vice versa. They do have different styles, though, don’t they. Certainly, a part of choosing people to admire lies in one’s own preference. I also imagine Chris Christie is different in his private life than his public persona (many are). But the headline is a come-on. Maybe some of you will forgive me for this sly trick.
The early part of the year while researching Mitch as a possible 2012 contender, I stumbled upon a factoid about the Oaks Academy in Indianapolis:
From the Weekly Standard
In 1998, with a few other couples from Tabernacle and a nearby Baptist congregation, he [Daniels] and his wife founded a “Christ-centered” school, The Oaks Academy, in a downtown neighborhood the local cops called “Dodge City.” It’s flourishing now with 315 mostly poor kids who pursue a classical education: Latin from third grade on, logic in middle school, rhetoric in eighth grade, an emphasis throughout on the treasures of Western Civilization.
I was curious, and found a YouTube with 14 views recorded. It will not be tweeted or linked in the media whirl surrounding the elections. For that reason I thought you would like a peek behind the curtain to see what many won’t.
I’ll keep this brief because people are focused on their goals and the events that bombard us every day. For that reason, I wished to share something with any of you who may need a bit of inspiration today.
“Not a candle but a lighthouse.”