He was hated and loved, feared and respected. With the passing of Fidel Castro this week we have seen folks mourning his passing and celebrating his death. It is interesting how polarized people seem to be in their opinions of the late dictator.
The reality is that Castro was neither the demon nor the saint that people make him out to be. While it is true that Castro was a dictator and despot, the regime that he toppled in 1959 was morally and economically corrupt and was governed by a dictator and despot.
What people don’t seem to be talking about is the state of Fidel’s soul. Remember God loved Fidel Castro so much that he gave his one and only Son . . .
Before Castro was a dictator he was a prisoner and while in prison a Wesleyan missionary couple by the name of Lyon would often visit that prison. They would take their accordion, Bible and any other items that would help them share the gospel and grace of Christ with the prisoners. Fidel Castro was one of those prisoners.
Who knows what conversations the President of Cuba may have been having with the King of the universe during the last days of his life. Because the same grace that saved you, could save Fidel.
Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.