Both Secular And Spiritual Nepotism Does Not End Well

As I read this recent USA Today article regarding the hiring of  President Trump's family members to positions of prominence and authority, my eyes fell on this statement: "Federal bans on nepotism do not extend to the White House staff. Accordingly, Kushner’s appointment is perfectly legal. It is not however ethical or beneficial for the administration" (see article).

Several years ago, our local school district allowed the hiring of a young daughter of an office secretary. The daughter was attending a local university pursuing a criminal justice degree. Because of nepotism, the mother wrongfully allowed her daughter to falsify the time she spent at school versus the time she spent at the workplace on her time card. This illegal practice was allowed to continue for a period of over two years. Thankfully, because of a conflict between the young woman's class schedule and the workplace schedule, she was forced to resign without charges being raised. Her mother retired shortly thereafter.

Similar to secular nepotism, spiritual nepotism does not end well (see article).

Beloved, to honor family above ethics and God, is a violation of individual responsibility and trust.

As opinion columnist, Jonathan Turley points out in his above article, "You cannot cut off a target who is bound to the president by blood or marriage. That means the administration has limited options and has to double down when called out on the relationship — as the president did in Paris. That is the cost of nepotism, and those costs are only likely to grow with time."

Yes indeed Mr. Turley, "those costs are only likely to grow with time."

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets