A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. (Honore de Balzac)

Heidi Cruz:  “We are at a cultural crossroads in our country, and if we can be in this race to show this country the face of the God that we serve — this Christian God that we serve is the foundation of our country, our country was built on Judeo-Christian values, we are a nation of freedom of religion, but the God of Christianity is the God of freedom, of individual liberty, of choice and of consequence.”

Mrs. Ted Cruz before St. Valentine’s Day.

I want to make it clear that I believe Heidi Cruz’ quote about “the face of God” has been misinterpreted and actually accurately reflects the universal call of all Christians to image or mirror God the Father and God the Son to the world.  I do think it is a bit awkward though.

Secondly, a spouse who doesn’t see in the other the face of God likely has married the wrong person or isn’t looking at the other with the eyes one is called to do.

Third, a couple should see their marriage/family as an outward expression of the Trinity, united in Love.

Personally, as we close in on St. Valentine’s Day, I found her statement read in context is quite beautiful.

That said and to just add some levity (not intended to be at Mrs. Cruz’ expense but at the expense of the misinterpretation), when I first saw the headline and way it was presented in the first article I saw which put her husband, his campaign and the face of God in the same sentence, my reaction was:

“Hmmmm.  Didn’t God show up to Moses as a (B)ush?  Aren’t we to aspire to have His face “Trump” our face?”

Have a great weekend.

PS:  The Clinton Campaign has to be in “puke mode” as the recently released Nevada poll shows a dead heat (She was up 23% in the last poll).  AT&T might crash with all the calls to the Vice President.  

3 thoughts on “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea. (Honore de Balzac)

  1. enquirer

    if i understand the superdelegate thing correctly, hillary has to be losing by an 85-15 margin before she actually has to worry about whether her deal is going south.

  2. Spencer

    I’m not sure which is more annoying: Cruz posing like a televangelist ever since Iowa or Trump carrying his copy of a Bible around telling people it’s a must read. Hillary’s coronation is giving the GOP the easiest shot at the White House since 1984, and we are doing our best to watch it pass on by.

  3. Troy Jones Post author

    Enquirer,

    In both parties, roughly 15% of the delegates are members of Congress, Governors, and state party chairs/national committee man and woman. They are uncommitted.

    Right now, very few Republicans have committed while roughly 50% of the Democrats have committed to Clinton and a few to Sanders.

    If these super delegates were to bloc vote for Clinton, she could lose the primaries almost 2:1 and squeak in. However, there is no way these people would bloc against the will of their party base. Clinton had similar “commitments” in 2008 until Obama became commitment.

    Early commitments are a double edged sword. They might speed up the coronation or when defections start it becomes a waterfall that can’t be stopped.

    It is this very fact why I have always said Biden is still a possible nominee.