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Marco Rubio Talks Jesus at National Prayer Breakfast
Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 2/7/13 | Mark Tooley

Posted on 02/08/2013 5:14:33 AM PST by rhema

Justifiably the President always gets the most media attention at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. But this year a follow-up lunch featuring Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio may have been more surprising and interesting.

The National Prayer Breakfast is actually a 24 hour event including several meals involving several thousand participants, about 20 percent of whom come from overseas. Attenders and speakers are overwhelmingly Christian, although the event is interfaith and includes Jews and Muslims in the program. Rubio’s lunch remarks today were more like a sermon and focused on Jesus.

Rubio preached on 4 lessons from Jesus in the context of public service. The first lesson was Jesus’ “turning the notion of power on its head” by redefining true power as service to others. “Power is not from your station in life but your influence on others,” he said.

The second lesson from Jesus is “always speak the truth,” Rubio said. “Often in public life we are called to speak unpopular truths,” he noted. “Truth often has a tremendous price.”

Jesus’ third lesson was that the “power you have is not really yours,” Rubio said. “How you use it you’ll be held accountable for.” Persons in public service should use their “political capital” for “righteousness” and justice, not self-promotion.

The fourth lesson from Jesus is that work properly understood is a continuation of worship. “Everything we do can be worship,” Rubio said. “The most important goal is approval from God” and appealing to the ultimate “audience of one.” He warned, “If God’s not applauding, we should cry about that.”

Rubio concluded by declaring that Jesus offers much more than lessons for life. “Jesus the man is also my Savior and the only way I’ll get to heaven,” he said. The audience filling a large hotel ballroom responded with a standing ovation.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 113th; christians; natlprayerbreakfast; obamaandgod; prayerbreakfast; rubio

1 posted on 02/08/2013 5:14:38 AM PST by rhema
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To: rhema

When I listened to Rubio’s CPAC speech last year, I remember thinking it felt like being in church. His faith shines through even in political settings.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 5:37:04 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll have to find that speech.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 5:40:53 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I have been impressed by it, too, even when he’s not directly addressing matters of faith. He obviously has a moral core, which is refreshing (and rare) these days...


4 posted on 02/08/2013 5:41:34 AM PST by livius
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To: rhema

The push is on to make this guy the nominee next time. Same people who foisted Romney on us.

What qualifications does he have to be POTUS? One: he’s hispanic. Big deal. We have a black foreign born president, so now some in the GOP has decided it’s time for a liberal hispanic.

The Republicns must understand...whatever they do, the MSM will never accept them...so quit trying...had we nominated Gingrich last year...we still would have lost, but ideological lines would have been drawn...and the party could have begun to move to a tea party future. You know...stop the stupid spending.

Instead we got a liberal governor of Taxachusetts. Some choice.


5 posted on 02/08/2013 5:42:01 AM PST by kjo (+)
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To: rhema

Were his remarkds delivered in Spanish?


6 posted on 02/08/2013 5:44:12 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: Arm_Bears

—Were his remarkds delivered in Spanish?—

Porque?


7 posted on 02/08/2013 5:54:36 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: Arm_Bears

LOL


8 posted on 02/08/2013 5:58:35 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: justice14
Porque?

Yes?


9 posted on 02/08/2013 5:58:47 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

gracias.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 6:06:40 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: kjo
Rubio is just another pretty face saying the right words. Do not be deceived. Now Dr. Benjamin Carter - there's the REAL DEAL!!!
11 posted on 02/08/2013 6:08:01 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

Apologies - I meant to say Dr. Benjamin Carson is the REAL DEAL!!!


12 posted on 02/08/2013 6:11:28 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: rhema
He was born here but neither of his parents was a citizen at the time.

IMHO, This is a much stronger case to knock him out of the Presidential competition.

At least Obama's mom was a natural born citizen.

13 posted on 02/08/2013 6:17:30 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rhema

I do not think Rubio is being foisted on anybody.

Holy cow, we finally get a guy who talks about Judeo-Christian values as opposed to Muslims in Space and people are quick to throw him under the bus. Sheesh.

I think Rubio is among the people who deserves to be considered a great candidate for 2016. That does not mean that there aren’t others, such as Ted Cruz, but I have an open mind about Rubio and I’m willing to listen. Will I agree with all his positions, probably not, but then, I’m not the one running so it’s natural I won’t agree with him 100%.

I do not consider Rubio a GOP-e candidate.


14 posted on 02/08/2013 6:20:35 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: Obadiah

—I do not think Rubio is being foisted on anybody.

Holy cow, we finally get a guy who talks about Judeo-Christian values as opposed to Muslims in Space and people are quick to throw him under the bus. Sheesh.

I think Rubio is among the people who deserves to be considered a great candidate for 2016. That does not mean that there aren’t others, such as Ted Cruz, but I have an open mind about Rubio and I’m willing to listen. Will I agree with all his positions, probably not, but then, I’m not the one running so it’s natural I won’t agree with him 100%.

I do not consider Rubio a GOP-e candidate.—

Good post. I agree.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 6:23:51 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: Obadiah

On this particular issue, IMO Rubio may very well be sincere, but he also might be giving the “rightwing Christian nuts” what they want to hear.

But I cannot and will not call anyone who advocates amnesty a “great candidate.”


16 posted on 02/08/2013 6:28:52 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: kjo

Rubio is hardly a liberal and he was attack in the background by the Romney people. The establishment didnt/doesnt really like him...especially the Rove/Bush crowd.

I disagree with his stand on wetbacks but other than that Id say he is solid.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 6:33:10 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rrrod
I disagree with his stand on wetbacks but other than that Id say he is solid.

So other than his willingness to destroy the country, he's solid?
18 posted on 02/08/2013 6:35:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rrrod

Remember when he ran against Crist? The GOP-e hated him. Now that he has been elected they have had to begrudgingly accept him into the Party.


19 posted on 02/08/2013 6:35:47 AM PST by Obadiah (We must commit to remove every Senate Blue-dog Democrat from office in 2014!)
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To: justice14
Pay no attention to him, señor; he doesn't know his "porque" from his "parquet"...


20 posted on 02/08/2013 6:40:03 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Obadiah

Yep..I am a resident of Florida but spend a lot of time outside the country, mostly in Colombia. I have a couple of homes here.


21 posted on 02/08/2013 6:41:00 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: justice14

Because?


22 posted on 02/08/2013 7:36:16 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: rhema

Oh they’re gonna get him! Wait till 2016. The fangs will come out and they’ll ask his third grade teacher if he was mean to girls or gays. They’ll ask him again about the age of the world.
Democrats are really good at destroying good people.


23 posted on 02/08/2013 7:44:44 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: Arm_Bears

no se.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 7:58:02 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: Sioux-san

I heard him speak at a convention in Baltimore...awesome. I’v read a couple of his books “Taking the Risk” and “What’s Great About America”

I wonder what the empty suit feels like when he listens to someone like Dr. Carson?


25 posted on 02/08/2013 2:54:37 PM PST by chalkfarmer
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To: Obadiah
Get used to it. Here, even Ronald Reagan is considered by some to be a RINO. I know. Believe it, I saw it just a day or so ago.
26 posted on 02/08/2013 4:02:44 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: chalkfarmer

I just bought both those books on Amazon last night - I may be an old lady, but I was truly inspired by this humble & brave man and want to learn more about what Dr. Carson has to say.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 4:58:41 PM PST by Sioux-san
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