The Ottumwa Courier

November 10, 2012

What have you done over the past 4 years?


OTTUMWA — One thing I dislike about election years is that it reminds me of how much hate is in America.

A really good friend of mine asked me about a month ago if I was better off now than I was four years ago. It took me awhile to come up with an answer. My answer is no, but let me explain:

1. I could have helped a lot more people the last four years.

2. I could have encouraged a lot more people the last four years.

3. I could have helped more people get out of debt in the last four years.

4. I could have invited more people to church the last four years.

5. I only led one person to Jesus Christ in the last four years.

So I have no room to talk about President Obama or Gov. Romney. If I would have done a better job with myself, this country would be better off.

Doug McAntire