Kind words of encouragement
While sitting here quietly, and alone for the moment in my own home, I began thinking about how blessed I truly am, and thinking about this wonderful country, the United States of America, that we have the privilege to live in. I cannot also help thinking about the direction we seem to be heading into. I try extremely hard to maintain a positive, determined and hopeful attitude that through it all, no matter how frightening, and almost unbelievable some people and situations seem to be, and are growing, that Almighty God will help us work it out if we continue to valiantly try to work it out. That is why I am invigorated to write this letter to you, because it means that much to me, both personally and professionally.
While this letter I am writing to you certainly is not a short letter, I find it necessary to express what I am thinking, without going into a lot of detail about my total thoughts, which would force me to write a BOOK to you, which I will not do.
My major reason for writing this letter to you is that I am keenly aware that you are involved in a contested race for the office of Sheriff for Muskingum County. While I firmly and very confidently believe you will be re-elected as our Sheriff, my wisdom and life experiences have taught me to never EVER just take ANYTHING for granted, which I just know you do not do.
It should really go, without saying, that I am truly your friend, and I trust and believe in you without question. But, being my friend would not necessarily qualify you to be the Sheriff of Muskingum County, and if you were not qualified, even though we are friends, I would NOT vote for you. But you ARE ABSOLUTELY QUALIFIED, and I intend to vote for you and support you in any way that I can. You, your family and I go back a long way, and pleasantly I might add.
My major reason for voting for you and supporting you, in addition to the aforementioned reasons, it is very simple. You have ALREADY proven yourself. During you service as our Sheriff, you have not and do not merely occupy, ''shuck and jive'', or merely do what most people of so called influence, or any complaining citizen tries to force you to do, you seem to ACTUALLY perform your duties and responsibilities in the best and most responsible manner that you can.
During my lifetime and my professional career, I have known about and worked with numerous Muskingum County Sheriffs, some good, some not so good, but you, Matt Lutz, in my humble opinion, are the best Sheriff Muskingum County has ever had during my lifetime and professional career.
Just some personal advice to you for your consideration: I have personally learned through my life experiences and professional experiences that I CANNOT ever expect to be perfect, because only GOD is perfect, but God does expect each of us to STRIVE TOWARD perfection. I have learned that we will never be able to be perfect in an imperfect world. We must just keep striving to be and do our very best. I believe in my heart, Matt Lutz, you already try to do that. God bless you Matt, and keep pushing.