Marco Rubio on the Joy (and Peace) of the Gospel


I can’t remember the last time I heard an elected official speak as eloquently about what it means to be a follower of Christ as Sen. Marco Rubio did recently at a meeting with Christian pastors in Iowa. (The video and transcript were originally posted, here.) How many other politicians–how many Christians, period–speak about their faith with this kind of thoughtfulness and joy? There’s nothing canned in these remarks–no partisan point scoring, no awkward attempts to make the Gospel “relevant” by tying it to pet political issues–just the joy and gratitude of a man convinced that God became incarnate to save us from our sins.

Give it a look. It’s worth your time:


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Stephen P. White is a fellow in the Catholic Studies program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. His work focuses on the application of Catholic social teaching to a broad spectrum of contemporary political and cultural issues. Since 2005, Mr. White has been coordinator of the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society: a three week seminar on Catholic social teaching, with an emphasis on the thought of Blessed John Paul II, which takes place every summer in Kraków, Poland. He studied politics at the University of Dallas and philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He is a graduate of the St. Patrick's Evangelisation School in London, England.

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