Dr. Billy Graham
Truly, the world is in need of moral leadership. But not…some new kind…we need the kind of foundational values and personal character the world once understood and respected. We need moral leadership that teaches the difference between right and wrong and teaches us to forgive one another even as we are forgiven by our Father in heaven. We need moral leadership that teaches love for our brothers and sisters of every race and tribe; a morality in which material abundance is never the aim or goal of a society, but merely the result of its industry.
The world needs moral leadership that respects the rights of men and women equally as children of one father, but in the balance and harmony which the Father designed for us and which he told us is most natural and beneficial to our potential for leading happy and productive lives. In His final days on earth, Jesus said, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him” (John 14:23). That is the kind of moral leadership the world needs.
We need a morality that guarantees respect for mothers who mother, for fathers who father, and for all those who live and work together to fulfill God’s commandments to pursue our individual destinies as His privileged children. We need families that stay together and pray together. We do not need a new moral order; the world desperately needs the tried and tested moral order that God handed down at Sinai, which he proved through the prophets and patriarchs of old and which he expressed most perfectly in the life, death, and living presence of His own Son, Jesus Christ.
Many people will remember the story reported in Time magazine about Joseph Markowski, an AIDS-infected drifter who had been selling his blood at a Los Angeles plasma center. He was a down-and-outer who said that he needed the money. He was charged with attempted murder because he did not care whom he killed with his tainted blood. That is the morality of a self-centered and careless world. Unless we turn to the morality of Jesus Christ, who shed his blood to save lives, the morality of Joseph Markowski is the best the world can expect.
Taken from Storm Warning, Word Press, 1992 pgs. 22-23