November 5

Posted on Nov 5, 2018

Vaughn Shoemaker (1902–1991) was a widely-published American editorial cartoonist. He won the Pulitzer Prize not once but twice for his work, and is remembered for creating the character John Q. Public. During World War II, he had the dubious honor of having his cartoons criticized by the German Reichsmarschall Herman Goering, founder of the Gestapo and commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe, who described Shoemaker’s work as “horrible examples of anti-Nazi propaganda.” Shoemaker was a committed believer, and gave this ringing testimony: “Far more important to me than the appreciated lines in Who’s Who—far, far more important—is the sure knowledge of having one’s name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. The praise of man is much like perfume—pleasant to the sense of smell, but not to be swallowed. Only as we pour such praise at the feet of Jesus Christ, to whom we owe everything, does it have its rightful place.”

Today’s Reading: John 18-20 Memorize: 1 Timothy 2:3-6