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Former White House Press Secretary: Share Truth With ‘Gentleness, Love and Compassion’

Photo from Kayleigh McEnany’s Instagram

Former White House Press Secretary: Share Truth With ‘Gentleness, Love and Compassion’

By Movieguide® Staff

Kayleigh McEnany, the former White House Press Secretary, recently sat down with Kirk Cameron and discussed how Christians could come together to share the truth of God’s word gently and with compassion.

In her book, “For Such a Time as This: My Faith Journey Through the White House and Beyond,” McEnany recalled how her time in the White House showed her the importance of standing for truth.

McEnany said that before her first day at the podium, her predecessor Sarah Huckabee Sanders encouraged her to pray and trust God.

“Sarah texted me a list of advice on the day of my first press briefing and the final piece of advice was to pray and to trust in God,” McEnany told Cameron on TAKEAWAYS. “She told me that she read her Jesus Calling before every press briefing. I carried on the tradition, I read my Jesus Calling, and on that day of my first press briefing, May 1, 2020, Sarah texted me.

“It basically said that God has designed this for a purpose, and you’re here for a reason and not to worry, but on the day of my first press briefing, I can tell you, Kirk, I worried quite a bit,” she added. “At 2 p.m I’m supposed to be at the podium but instead I was in my office crying and my assistant came to me, ‘You can’t be crying right now; you’ve got to be at the podium,’ and she put my parents on speaker phone and we prayed out loud together and then I went to the West Wing bathroom and got on my knees and prayed for confidence and courage.

“When I got to the podium I had total and complete serenity and it was not because of anything I had done. I felt total peace because it was Christ in me and Christ there beside me.”

The current Fox News commentator said that she is bold about her faith and that Christians should aim to share the truth of the Bible out of love and not hostility.

“I’m very up front about what I believe, that I believe in the bible and biblical truth, that I believe Jesus Christ the Savior, that I believe that Jesus Christ is the way to heaven, I mean these are my beliefs I’ve had my entire life and you I’m not afraid to say them,” she said. “We gotta be bold.

“The anecdote to darkness is light and the anecdote to a really grim future is filling the world with a lot of Christian babies who can bring that light to the world,” she added. “We as Christians, one of the keys is when we share our points to do so with gentleness and to do so with love and with compassion.”

While McEnany has spent most of her career in politics and media, she encouraged fellow believers to focus on Christ and not react in hostility towards people with different beliefs.

“I don’t agree with all of the political rhetoric out there, I don’t like a lot of the political rhetoric out there. It gets too caustic,” she explained. “I don’t like how hostile it really feels right now between the left and the right because ultimately whether in the left or the right there’s something so much more important and it’s Christ.

“As Alan Colmes said to me, ‘Don’t fight fire with fire, fight fire with water,'” she added. “I think that’s wise advice and if we can communicate the truth with a gentle heart it’ll go a long way.”

 

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