Shaky Decision

News item: In what was interpreted as a step forward for the strained relations between Pakistan and India, Islamabad has accepted a planeload of food and supplies from Delhi. However, the Muslim leaders of the quake-devastated region that split violently from India over half a century ago declined an offer of helicopters from their largely Hindu neighbor.

Hey, President Musharraf: Wake up. Your citizens fighting for life right now in the rubble don’t care whether the helicopters (or their pilots) are Hindu, Sikh, Muslim, Christian, Jewish, atheist, vegetarian, radical feminist, flat-earthers, or whatever. They just care that someone rescues them … right now.

You’ve admitted the earthquake is beyond your abilities to deal with. It’s time to swallow your pride and stop looking a gift horse in the mouth. Right now.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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