Front page of today’s Toronto Star – WHAT ROB FORD’S STAFF KEPT SECRET
Drugs and bad company. Angry outbursts. Heavy drinking. Erratic work habits…
…and it goes on for sixteen pages. Enough already.
When does this stop? – it’s like a blood bath. For the past two weeks, I have opened my newspaper to read disheartening news about Rob Ford. Yesterday, the headline was something like, “Rob Ford – laughing stock of the world.”
I don’t think it’s funny at all. I think it’s really sad and this man needs help. Rob Ford’s world is spinning out of control and someone needs to TAKE him off the public platform because at this point, he can’t recognize and admit his sickness – that’s what alcoholism does. Addiction blinds and Ford’s battle with the bottle rages on.
I don’t claim to understand the political world but I think it’s reasonable to assume that too many power-hungry people chose to look the other way when Rob Ford was running for mayoral office. The almighty dollar and political pressure ruled over wisdom, compassion and tough love for a man who should have been dealing with him woundedness, rather than his political aspirations.
I wonder whether this man has someone in his inner circle who authentically cares for his soul; someone who has no misconstrued motives or hidden agenda; someone who can draw close to Ford and offer help and hope because this politician needs to retreat, repent, restructure and experience rebirth as a sober, hope-filled man.
When I was younger, I remember hearing people say, “Stop the World – I want to get off.” My prayer is that someone will have the confidence, wisdom and God-given direction to help Rob Ford stop his world, step off and begin healing…because right now, he can’t help himself.
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2.8,9 ESV